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Folic Acid

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of high levels of folic acid on the incidence of twins following in vitro fertilisation; and if she will make a statement. (71975)

The effects of folic acid on multiple births, including effects following in vitro fertilisation, is currently being considered by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition as part of its report on “Folate and Disease Prevention”. The report is expected to be published later this year.