Folate and vitamin B12 status in relation to cognitive impairment and anaemia in the setting of voluntary fortification in the UK.

@article{Clarke2008FolateAV,
  title={Folate and vitamin B12 status in relation to cognitive impairment and anaemia in the setting of voluntary fortification in the UK.},
  author={Robert J. Clarke and Paul Sherliker and Harold Liat Hin and Anne M. Molloy and Ebba Nexo and Per Magne Ueland and Kathleen Emmens and John M. Scott and John Grimley Evans},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={1054-9}
}
Concerns about risks for older people with vitamin B12 deficiency have delayed the introduction of mandatory folic acid fortification in the UK. We examined the risks of anaemia and cognitive impairment in older people with low B12 and high folate status in the setting of voluntary fortification in the UK. Data were obtained from two cross-sectional studies (n 2403) conducted in Oxford city and Banbury in 1995 and 2003, respectively. Associations (OR and 95 % CI) of cognitive impairment and of… CONTINUE READING

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