Government proposes fortifying flour with folic acid to stop birth defects | 5 News

Опубликовано 13 июня 2019, 18:00
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► Pregnant women have long been advised to take folic acid, the vitamin known to help prevent potentially fatal birth defects, such as spina bifida.

But now the government wants manufacturers to add it to flour. It claims putting it in products like bread, cakes and biscuits could help cut the number of birth defects by a fifth.

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