Final Recommendation Statement: Folic Acid to Prevent Neural Tube Defects

August 1, 2023 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on folic acid supplementation to prevent neural tube defects. The Task Force recommends taking folic acid before and during early pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects. To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the August 1 online issue of JAMA.