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Shine welcomes news that pregnancy supplement could cut the risk of spina bifida

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Shine, the national charity which represents people with spina bifida has welcomed news from from the Institute of Child Health (ICH) that tests on mice have indicated that a new supplement might further prevent spina bifida. Women are already urged to take folic…

Positive EFSA opinion on Folic Acid Health Claim

    • Jackie Bland
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a favourable opinion on the use of supplemental folate to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTD) such as spina bifida and anencephaly. This is consistent with current advice from the UK Department of…


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