Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bang For Your Buck

Study on worldwide birth defects distribution turns up the following interesting tidbit:

In 2000, Chile started enriching flour with folic acid, and as a result the rate of neural tube defects such as spinal bifita dropped by 40 percent. The cost? One cent per person, per year.

1 comment:

Notta Wallflower said...

On a smaller scale, people are realizing the benefits of folic acid. Now it's available in the same pill as a prenatal vitamin. How convenient!