Estimated folate intakes: data updated to reflect food fortification, increased bioavailability, and dietary supplement use.

@article{Lewis1999EstimatedFI,
  title={Estimated folate intakes: data updated to reflect food fortification, increased bioavailability, and dietary supplement use.},
  author={Claudia J. Lewis and Nancy T. Crane and David B. Wilson and Elizabeth A. Yetley},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={
          198-207
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is a critical need to estimate dietary folate intakes for nutrition monitoring and food safety evaluations, but available intake data are seriously limited by several factors. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to update 2 national food consumption surveys to reflect folate intakes as a result of the recently initiated food fortification program and to correct folate intakes for the apparently higher bioavailability of synthetic folic acid (SFA; ie, folate added to foods or from… CONTINUE READING
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