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EURRECA - Estimating folate requirements for deriving dietary reference values

Hoey, Leane, McNulty, H., Duffy, ME, Hughes, Catherine and STRAIN, JJ (2013) EURRECA - Estimating folate requirements for deriving dietary reference values. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 53 (10). pp. 1041-1050. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2012.742858

DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2012.742858


In most countries, the dietary folate intake associated with adequate status of red cell folate and/or serum folate provides the basis for formulating reference values. One of the major challenges in setting dietary reference values for folate, however, is the need to account for the differences in bioavailability between the natural forms of the vitamin and the synthetic form, folic acid, albeit to date, few countries in Europe take bioavailability into consideration. A series of systematic reviews that included only those studies which used the most robust measures of both folate intake and folate status were carried out by the EURRECA Network of Excellence to examine the relationships between folate intake, status, and a number of health outcomes relevant to specific stages of the lifecycle. This review summarizes the available evidence and the issues to consider in the setting of dietary reference values for folate.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Folate, folic acid, systematic reviews, dietary recommendations, requirements, folate intake, folate status, folate bioavailability, health outcomes
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:26273
Deposited By: Mrs Alison Deehan
Deposited On:17 Jun 2013 13:19
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:09

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