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Title The Case for Folic acid Fortification
Description The Case for Folic Acid Fortification
Creation Date 01 July 2000
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Preventative medicine may make it possible to improve the quality of health in an ageing population and simultaneously alleviate the burden upon already stretched NHS resources. One simple, non-invasive and cost effective intervention would be to fortify bread with folic acid. This is an essential vitamin, often deficient in the population. Deficiency contributes to a number of preventable chronic diseases. This article provides a brief outline in favour of enrichment of bread with folic acid.
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