Folate bioavailability.

  title={Folate bioavailability.},
  author={H. McNulty and K. Pentieva},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  volume={63 4},
  • H. McNulty, K. Pentieva
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
  • The achievement of optimal folate status to prevent neural-tube defects, and possibly other diseases, is hindered by the well-recognised incomplete bioavailability of the natural folates found in foods compared with the synthetic vitamin, folic acid. Folate bioavailability from different foods is considered to be dependent on a number of factors, including the food matrix, the intestinal deconjugation of polyglutamyl folates, the instability of certain labile folates during digestion and the… CONTINUE READING
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