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Neural tube defects are serious birth defects that affect the development of the brain or spine. These conditions can result in a lifetime of health problems or even death. One of the leading causes of neural tube defects is a lack of folic acid before and during the first few weeks of pregnancy. In this podcast, Alina Flores discusses the importance of folic acid in preventing these birth defects. Created: 9/2/2010 by MMWR. Date Released: 9/2/2010. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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