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Folic acid progress urged

14th December 2007

Doctors in the UK have urged the government to proceed with the move towards fortifying flour with folic acid to prevent birth defects.

The Food Standards Agency approved the move in June this year but the government called for a further review after the chief medical officer for England, Sir Liam Donaldson, sent a letter to the FSA to ask them to consider two recent studies on colon cancer and folic acid.

However, in a report in The Lancet, the UK doctors said there was no evidence of a connection.

 

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