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Impact of a voluntary food fortification policy on folate, related B-vitamin status and homocysteine in healthy adults

Hoey, L, McNulty, H, Askin, N, Dunne, A, Ward, M, Pentieva, Kristina, Strain, JJ, Molloy, AM, Flynn, C and Scott, JM (2007) Impact of a voluntary food fortification policy on folate, related B-vitamin status and homocysteine in healthy adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 86 (5). pp. 1405-1413. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Background: Mandatory folic acid fortification of food is effective in reducing neural tube defects and may even reduce stroke-related mortality, but it remains controversial because of concerns about potential adverse effects. Thus, it is virtually nonexistent in Europe, albeit many countries allow food fortification on a voluntary basis.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Food fortification, folate, folic acid, plasma homocysteine,Bvitamins, intakes, biomarkers, dietary folate equivalents, adults
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:25442
Deposited By: Professor Mary Ward
Deposited On:29 Mar 2013 14:11
Last Modified:13 Mar 2017 16:01

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