Folate intake, plasma folate and homocysteine status in a random Finnish population

@article{Alfthan2003FolateIP,
  title={Folate intake, plasma folate and homocysteine status in a random Finnish population},
  author={Georg Alfthan and Maarit Laurinen and Liisa M. Valsta and Tomi Pastinen and Antti Aro},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={57},
  pages={81-88}
}
Objective: To assess the folate status of Finnish adults using plasma folate and homocysteine as biomarkers and to evaluate dietary and supplementary folate intakes.Materials and methods: Plasma folate, vitamin B12 and total homocysteine (tHcy) were determined in a random sample of 643 subjects aged 25–74 y living in the Helsinki area. The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR)-genotypes were analyzed from a subsample (n=394). Dietary intake data by 24 h recall and use of vitamin… CONTINUE READING