Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Publication date: 1 January 1992


Scientists have long suspected that deficiencies of folic acid may contribute to defects such as spina bifida and hydrocephalus, both known as neural tube defects. Twenty‐five years ago it was suggested that deficiency of folic acid, one of the B vitamins, might be the culprit. Now it has been proved.


(1992), "Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 92 No. 1, pp. 24-24.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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