Vitamins prevent birth defects, says
This has been known for a long time, but it doesn't hurt to hear
a reminder from time to time: vitamins prevent birth defects.
Sadly, most expectant mothers don't pursue optimum nutrition,
so they inevitably suffer from nutritional deficiencies.
The solution? Make vitamins and nutritional supplements freely
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A birth defect intervention project began on Tuesday in North
China's Shanxi Province, targeting a reduction in the high rate
of birth defects in some parts of the province, according to Friday's
An ample vitamin supply has been shown by scientists to be important
to proper embryonic development, which can reduce the rate of
some birth defects and improve the quality of births.
"However, previous surveys show the population in Shanxi
Province has a prominently lower acquirement rate of vitamins
than the national average," said Professor Zheng Xiaoying,
director of the Institute of Population Research at Peking University/WHO
The nutrients to be added will be provided by various international
organizations, said Chen Chunming with the International Life
Science Institute's branch in Beijing.