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Women's compliance with current folic acid recommendations and achievement of optimal vitamin status for preventing neural tube defects.

McNulty , B, Pentieva, K, Marshall , B, Ward, Mary, Molloy , AM, Scott, JM and McNulty, H (2011) Women's compliance with current folic acid recommendations and achievement of optimal vitamin status for preventing neural tube defects. Human Reproduction, 26 (6). pp. 1530-1536. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The timing of folic acid supplement usage is critical to preventing pregnancies affected by neural tube defects (NTDs) because the neural tube closes by Day 28 post-conception. We investigated compliance of pregnant women with current folic acid recommendations (400 µg/day from preconception to 12 weeks) in relation to achieving a folate status associated with lowest risk of NTDs.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:20390
Deposited By: Mrs Alison Deehan
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 10:40
Last Modified:02 Nov 2011 10:40

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