Queen Mary University of London released a study saying that an earlier study that was used to designate a limit folic acid consumption was based on flawed data. The researchers have called on the UK and other countries to look into mandatory fortification of folic acid to lessen spina bifida occurrences and other neural tube defects. Folic acid is not naturally found in food so the researchers proposed modifying foods using folic acid because it is more stable than folate.
- A new study has called flawed an earlier study that recommended that a daily upper limit should be set for folic acid consumption.
- Queen Mary University of London researchers have published a new study that calls on the UK government to look at the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.
- Spina bifida occurs when the base of the spinal cord and the vertebrae are not well connected to each other causing issues in walking properly.
“Neural tube defects such as anencephaly and spina bifida are two of the most severe birth defects known all over the world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most common: NTDs affect one in every 500 to 1,000 pregnancies.”