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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…

New Vitamin B12 advice could help to prevent more Neural Tube Defects says report

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A new report by a world authority on vitamin B12 calls for all women who may become pregnant to follow updated pre-conceptual supplement recommendations, which could further reduce the number of pregnancies affected by Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), such as spina bifida and…


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