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By Mary Alice Smith, PhD, Teratology Society President & Godfrey P. Oakley Jr., MD, Teratology Society Past President
Folic acid. Two words mentioned in a commercial for Rais
The Journal of Pediatrics has published a new study looking at the survival of babies with major birth defects in the United States using data from 1999-2007. The study also compared survival across racial-ethnic groups.
Folic acid is an essential B-vitamin that has been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in developing babies by up to 70 percent.