1. Please read articles: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/recommendations.htmlhttps://theconversation.com/folic-acid-in-pregnancy-mthfr-gene-explains-why-the-benefits-may-differ-95302How does this

1. Please read articles: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/recommendations.htmlhttps://theconversation.com/folic-acid-in-pregnancy-mthfr-gene-explains-why-the-benefits-may-differ-95302

How does this help us understand how neural tube defects are created?  How should we begin to resolve the problem of low folate in women of childbearing age?

2.   (Please attached for question #2)  Comment on this trend in general and on the regional differences.  Why are certain regions of the country experiencing such alarming increases in obesity?