Folate status in women and neural tube defect risk reduction

5 April 2018

5 April 2018 // A special issue has been published of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, which focuses entirely on “Folate status in women and neural tube defect risk reduction“. It contains 10 open access articles which were developed as part of a Technical Consultation initiated by the Micronutrient Forum, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Topics include the safety of folic acid, estimates of global and regional prevalence of neural tube defects for 2015, folic acid fortification as a public health approach, the significance of vitamin B12, and much more. Among the authors are IF Global Experts Panel member Prof. Anne Molloy, IF Award winner Prof. Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo, Prof. Lorenzo Botto, Prof. Patrick Stover, Dr. Hannah Blencowe, and Dr. Vijaya Kancherla. All publications are free to read, without the need for login or subscription. You can find them in Volume 1414, Issue 1.