The timing of folic acid supplement usage is critical to preventing pregnancies affected by neural tube defects (NTDs) because the neural tube closes by Day 28 post-conception. We investigated compliance of pregnant women with current folic acid recommendations (400 µg/day from preconception to 12 weeks) in relation to achieving a folate status associated with lowest risk of NTDs.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
McNulty, B., Pentieva, K., Marshall, B., Ward, M., Molloy, AM., Scott, JM., & McNulty, H. (2011). Women's compliance with current folic acid recommendations and achievement of optimal vitamin status for preventing neural tube defects. Human Reproduction, 26(6), 1530-1536.