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Folic acid can help save babies from serious birth defects

A new study by the March of Dimes shows more women are aware that folic acid can prevent birth defects, but fewer women are taking folic acid on a daily basis.

According to the Gallup survey, folic acid awareness increased from 78 percent in 2004 to 84 percent in 2005. However, the percentage of women taking folic acid every day during that same time decreased from 40 percent to 33

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