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NERD Mini: Folic acid intake and neural tube defects

Neural tube defects are potentially serious problems for developing embryos. Its risk is lowered, but not eliminated, by mothers-to-be getting enough folic acid. This NERD Mini explores a recent meta-analysis examining how folate levels are impacted by folic acid intake.

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