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August 21, 2009

Study Questions Need for Mandatory Folic Acid Enrichment

From Reuters.com:

Study questions need for folic acid mandate

 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study from Ireland suggests that mandatory folic acid fortification may be unnecessary as many people may be getting plenty of folic acid already.

There are no implications of the findings for the general public at present, Dr. Mary Rose Sweeney of Dublin City University emphasized in an email to Reuters Health. However, she said the results should be taken into account by lawmakers considering mandatory fortification of some foods with the B vitamin.

Read the Reuters article

Read the news release about the study from Eurekalert

Read the study itself (also accessible from the Eurekalert link above)

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