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In response to a policy statement released this week by the
Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN:
"We are encouraged by the new report from the
Several decades ago, when folic acid was found to play a critical role in reducing neural tube birth defects, like spina bifida, the scientific research and public policy communities, non-profit groups like the March of Dimes, and industry partnered with government to firmly establish and communicate recommendations for folic acid that resulted in significant reductions in neural tube birth defects. Those recommendations include the suggestion that women of childbearing age take a multivitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. We see similarities between the folic acid story and what is now happening with iodine, and hope that the same groundswell will develop for educating women of childbearing age of the critical importance of iodine in helping ensure optimal cognitive development in babies."
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