Folic acid to be added to non-wholemeal flour under new UK rules
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Folic acid to be added to non-wholemeal flour under new UK rules

Fortification of flour is a public health policy known to reduce neural tube defects in babies

Folic acid is to be added to the most commonly consumed flours in the UK to help prevent spinal conditions in babies, the government has announced.

Doctors advise pregnant women to take folic acid supplements but, with about 50% of pregnancies in the UK being unplanned, many mothers-to-be may not be able to do this early enough.

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