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Healthy diet can prevent birth defects, says expert

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, October 6 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Consuming food rich in folic acid and other nutrients can help pregnant women protect their unborn babies from Neural Tube Defects (NTD), or birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, and other congenital defects, an expert says.

Prima Progestian, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist, said on Sunday that foods rich in folic acid (folate) played an important role in reducing the risks of...