Ontario Women Don’t Know Enough About the Benefits of Folic Acid

A recent Ipsos-Reid survey conducted among Ontario women between the ages of 18 and 40 years old, on behalf of the FAAO, found that while 80% of women have heard of folic acid, only 38% understand that folic acid must be taken before conception to help reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs). In fact, 41% of women hadn’t heard of NTDs and only 42% understood that folic acid may reduce the risk of having a baby born with NTDs, including spina bifida. Read the full release