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A downside to preventing birth defects?

By Lawrence Lindner
Globe Correspondent / July 23, 2007

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By one measure, the addition of folic acid to most breads, pastas, rice, and other grain-based foods has been a spectacular success, saving more than 1,000 babies born in the United States and Canada each year from spina bifida, anencephaly, and other neural tube birth defects that can cause lifelong pain, disability, or death. (Full article: 904 words)

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