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Prevention of Spina bifida

Prevention of Spina bifida:

Methods of prevention of Spina bifida mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Spina bifida.

  • Folate before conception
  • Folate during pregnancy
  • Folic acid supplements during pregnancy
  • Folate

Medical news about treatments for Spina bifida

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Treatments for Spina bifida

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Prevention of Spina bifida:

NINDS Spina Bifida Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Recent studies have shown that the addition of folic acid to the diet of women of child-bearing age may significantly reduce the incidence of neural tube defects. Therefore it is recommended that all women of child-bearing age consume 0.4 mg of folic acid daily. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spina Bifida Information Page: NINDS)

Folic Acid: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that up to 3,000 of these neural tube birth defects could be prevented each year if women consumed folic acid each day before pregnancy and during the early months of pregnancy. Since half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are not planned, many women may not find out that they are pregnant until well after the ideal time to prevent these birth defects. As a result, the Public Health Service recommends that all women of childbearing age consume 0.4 mg of folic acid each day to prevent spina bifida and anencephaly. (Source: excerpt from Folic Acid: NWHIC)

Prevention Claims: Spina bifida

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