Flour could be fortified with folic acid to help reduce birth defects

Medics have long called for the move, saying that it could reduce the incidence of some foetal abnormalities.

By Lucia Binding, news reporter

Flour in the UK could be fortified with folic acid in a move to help reduce birth defects such as spina bifida, the government has announced.

Public Health Minister Steve Brine said that ministers plan to consult on the move, saying that it will increase folate intake among pregnant women.

The NHS Choices website says that folic acid, or vitamin B9, is important for foetus growth and can significantly reduce the risk of neural tube defects...
source: The Sky News

2018-10-23 17:35
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