Gottesman, N. (2012). Finding folate. Fit Pregnancy, 18(6), 46-47.
The article presents information on benefits of taking vitamin B to prevent crippling birth defects. Consumption of the vitamin B is linked to reduction in neural-tube defects (NTDs) including spina bifida and anencephaly, as found by the British researcher Nicholas Wald in 1991. In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved fortification of cereals. To get the maximum benefits, the folate supplements should be started before conceiving.