Folic Acid

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Inaugural meeting of micronutrients and health group

UK MP to lobby for folic acid action

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A UK member of parliament (MP) will lobby for folic acid strategies including supplementation and/or fortification of flour following the inaugural meeting of a parliamentary group on micronutrients and health.

Will the UK follow in Sweden's footsteps with mandatory vitamin D fortification? © iStock.com / Zerbor

UK spotlight falls on mandatory vitamin D fortification

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The re-emergence of the Victorian-era condition rickets in the UK has put the spotlight back on vitamin D intakes, and a recent advisory committee report will likely spur debate on the need for mandatory fortification.

The Westminster government has been urged to enforce the mandatory fortification of bread and flour with folic acid across the UK

Call for UK-wide folic acid fortification

By Rick Pendrous

The government at Westminster is being urged to press ahead with mandatory fortification of bread and flour with folic acid across the UK in a bid to reduce neural tube defects in foetuses.

Not all folate forms are the same argues Dr Robert Verkerk

Folic acid: The double-edge sword of the golden micronutrient

Folic acid is backed to deliver important health benefits in the scientific literature and by regulators – but is over-consumption a real problem? asks Robert Verkerk, PhD, the founder, executive and scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health...

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