Final Recommendation Statement: Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on folic acid supplementation for the prevention of neural tube defects. The Task Force reaffirms that all women planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement of folic acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in developing babies.

To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go to The final recommendation statement can also be found in the January 10 online issue of JAMA.