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Folate Fortification and Supplementation – Are We There Yet? April 1, 2008.

Measuring Up – A Health Surveillance Update on Canadian Children and Youth: Neural Tube Defects, Public Health Agency of Canada, 1996.

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United States

Preparing for a Healthy Future Today: Folic Acid Formative Research With Young Latina Adults, December 2010

Long Term Maintenance of Neural Tube Defects Prevention in a High Prevalence State, November 8, 2010.

Folic Acid Supplementation in Younger and Older Non-Pregnant Women of Reproductive Age, September 14, 2009.

Developing Effective Campaign Messages to Prevent Neural Tube Defects: A Qualitative Assessment of Women’s Reactions to Advertising Concepts, 2009.

Systematic Review: Not All Cases of Neural-Tube Defect Can Be Prevented by Increasing the Intake of Folic Acid, September 29, 2008.

Assessing Awareness, Knowledge and Use of Folic Acid in Kansas Women Between the Ages of 18 and 44 Years, September 23, 2008.

A Comparison of Folic Acid Awareness and Intake Among Young Women Aged 18-24 Years, October 2007.

Folic Acid Awareness and Supplementation Among Texas Women of Childbearing Age, March 10, 2006.

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Effect of Folic Acid Fortification on the Incidence of Neural Tube Defects, 2010.

Maternal Folic Acid Supplement Use In Early Pregnancy and Child Behavioural Problems: The Generation R Study, Netherlands, August 10, 2009.

Possible Association of Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy With Reduction of Preterm Birth: A Population-Based Study, Hungary, September 14, 2009.

Exposure to Folic Acid Antagonists During the First Trimester of Pregnancy and the Risk of Major Malformations (with participation from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada), April 26, 2009.

Persistent Circulating Unmetabolised Folic Acid In a Setting of Liberal Voluntary Folic Acid Fortification. Implications for Further Mandatory Fortification? December 17, 2008.

Preconceptional Folic Acid Supplement Use In Lebanon, October 3, 2007.

Weekly Administration of Folic Acid and Epidemiology of Neural Tube Defects, July 12, 2005.

Not All Cases of Neural Tube Defects Can Be Prevented By Increasing the Intake of Folic Acid. British Journal of Nutrition, Sptember 2008.

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Canada | United States | International


Health Canada Folic Acid and NTD Information

Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals: Folate, Health Canada, 2010.

Folic Acid Fortification Above Mandated Levels Results in a Low Prevalence of Folate Inadequacy Among Canadians, 2010.

Joint SOGC-Motherisk Clinical Practice Guideline: Pre-Conceptional Vitamin/Folic Acid Supplementation 2007: The Use of Folic Acid in Combination With a Multivitamin Supplement for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects and Other Congenital Anomalies

Reduction in Neural-Tube Defects after Folic Acid Fortification in Canada, July 12, 2007.

Preconception Health: Folic Acid for the Primary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects. A Resource Document for Health Professionals, 2002.

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United States

Maternal Nutrition and Perinatal Outcomes, 2010.

Clinical Guidelines: Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: An Update of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2009.

Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, May 5, 2009.

Neural Tube Defects, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2008.

Bio-Monitoring the Elimination of Folic Acid-Preventable Spina Bifida and Anencephaly, June 3, 2008.

Is Folic Acid Good for Everyone? 2008.

Sharing the Folic Acid Message with Young Adolescents: Starting Today to Make a Healthy Tomorrow, March/April 2007.

Folate and Neural Tube Defects, 2007.

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Guideline: Improving the Nutrition of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers and Children in Low-Income Households, March 2008.

Folic Acid – The Scientific Debate as a Base for Public Health Policy, March 27, 2005.

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