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Expertise: Folic Acid
Prof Nicholas Wald
My research interests include epidemiology, public health, and screening (ante-natal, cancer, cardio-vascular). I am the innovator of the "Polypill", a new approach to the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, and with my son David have conducted a trial demonstrating the expected effect of a polypill. I have also worked on primary prevention of serious disorders such as neural tube defects and lung cancer. I have pioneered research on the benefits of Folic Acid during pregnancy, as well as the Barts Triple Test for early detection of Down's syndrome.