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How does folic acid prevent neural tube defects?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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In brief: NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS

Are one of the most common birth defects(1 in 1, 000 live births in this country).
It is an opening in the spinal cord or brain that does not close properly. Folic acid and B12 help transport the necessary materials to make this happen normally. Folate (folic acid) is needed for production and maintenance of new cells, to make normal dna and rna.

In brief: NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS

Are one of the most common birth defects(1 in 1, 000 live births in this country).
It is an opening in the spinal cord or brain that does not close properly. Folic acid and B12 help transport the necessary materials to make this happen normally. Folate (folic acid) is needed for production and maintenance of new cells, to make normal dna and rna.
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