Nutrition Business Journal

March of Dimes Finds Compliance Doesnt Improve With Time

More folic acid in the food supply is the answer, concludes nonprofit group

Every supplement offering a clear health benefit could itself benefit from recognition by a nonprofit health association— like the March of Dimes’ support for folic acid supplementation to prevent birth defects. But even a decades-long promotional effort such as this, appears to have a compliance threshhold.

Science shows that 50-70% of neural tube birth defects could be prevented if women of childbearing age consumed 400mg of folic acid daily. Yet the number of wome

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