Neural tube defects

"Neural tube defects" is an umbrella term for a number of congenital anomalies (malformations) such as anencephaly or spina bifida. Some vitamin and mineral deficiencies have been associated with their ethology (EFSA NDA, 2014a,, 2020). For the prevention of these neural tube defects supplementation of folic acid in addition to dietary folate is needed (EFSA NDA, 2014a,, 2019).

Synonyms: NTD