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Optimal red blood cell folate level about 1,000 nmol/L

(HealthDay)—The optimal population red blood cell folate level for prevention of neural tube defects could be defined as approximately 1,000 nmol/L, according to research published online July 29 in BMJ.

Aug 04, 2014
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Neural tube defect

A neural tube defect will occur in human embryos if there is an interference with the closure of the neural tube that occurs around the 28th day after fertilization. The incidence of neural tube defects is 2.6 in 1,000 worldwide.[citation needed]

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