Folic Acid: Mandatory Fortification May Be Unnecessary

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 09:21 in Health & Medicine

Persistently present levels of unmetabolized folic acid found in the population indicate that introducing mandatory food fortification may result in an "overdosing" effect. A study of blood donors, new mothers and babies, has found that most already get enough folic acid from voluntarily fortified foods.

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