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Key Findings: Population Red Blood Cell Folate Concentrations for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects
This study describes the relationship between women’s blood folate concentrations and the risk of having a baby affected by a neural tube defect.
(Published July, 2014)

Key Findings: Fortification of Corn Masa Flour With Folic Acid in the United States
Article about the fortification of corn masa flour with folic acid in the United States and how it can improve health outcomes for Hispanics.
(Published May, 2014)

Tinker, S. C., Devine, O., Mai, C., Hamner, H. C., Reefhuis, J., Gilboa, S. M., Dowling, N. F. and Honein, M. A. (2013), Estimate of the potential impact of folic acid fortification of corn masa flour on the prevention of neural tube defects. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 97: 649–657. doi: 10.1002/bdra.23158.

Andrew E. Czeizel, M.D., D.Sc., and István Dudás, M.D. Prevention of the First Occurrence of Neural-Tube Defects by Periconceptional Vitamin Supplementation. N Engl J Med 1992; 327:1832-1835December 24, 1992DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199212243272602.

MRC Vitamin Study Research Group. Prevention of neural tube defects: results of the Medical Research Council Vitamin Study. Lancet. 1991 Jul 20;338(8760):131-7.