Folic acid and pregnancy.

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a. the dosage for routine prophylaxis of neural tube defect is 0.4 mg. daily. True False
b. the dosage for prophylaxis for patients with spina bifida or who have had a pregnancy affected by neural tube defect is 5mg. daily. True False
c. folic acid reduces the risk of occurrence of neural tube defect by more than 70%. True False
d. folic acid and anti-epilepsy drugs may interact adversely. True False
e. folic acid reduces the risk of placental abruption. True False
f. folic acid can mask sub-acute combined degeneration of the cord. True False
g. fortification of flour with folic acid was introduced in the USA in 1998. True False
h. fortification of flour with folic acid in the USA has been linked to a reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects >20%. True False
i. fortification of flour with folic acid was introduced in the UK in 2005. True False

 

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