NCHR Comment On USPSTF Draft Recommendation On Folic Acid Supplementation To Prevent Neural Tube Defects

Neural tube defects are among the most common causes of childhood mortality and disability. In its new draft recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force reaffirms that folic acid supplementation provides a substantial benefit for reproductive-aged women in reducing the risk of neural tube defects. The task force also highlights areas that require further study, including disparities in the prevalence of neural tube defects. We agree.

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