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Charity urges women to take folic and B12 pre-and-post conception

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In response to a statement by the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin about the importance of taking vitamins such as folic acid and vitamin D during pregnancy, the charity Shine is highlighting the importance of taking folic acid and vitamin B12 three months prior…

Authorisation of new health claim will help reduce Neural Tube Defects

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A vital new EU law published this week, the first of its kind and so important for mums-to-be, will enable supplement manufacturers to state on their packaging that folic acid can help to reduce the primary risk factor associated with the development of…

The charity ‘Shine’ responds to fortification news

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Following an article that appeared on the Telegraph website, entitled "Government could force manufacturers to add folic acid to bread" published on 16th February, Shine have provided the following response: The groundbreaking MRC study in 1991 showed overwhelmingly that taking folic acid before…

WATCH: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE - Folic Acid debate

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During a recent debate in the House of Lords, whereby Lord Rooker asked Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of fortifying white flour with folic acid on the number of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects. Baroness Tanni…

Final stand by Lord on issue of Folic Acid in Flour

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Watch the video below! In an attempt to persuade the Government to take action on the UK’s unacceptably high level of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) in pregnancy, outgoing Food Standards Agency Chair, Lord Rooker raised the issue of the fortification of flour with…

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