Folate status during pregnancy in women is improved by long-term high vegetable intake compared with the average western diet.

@article{Koebnick2001FolateSD,
  title={Folate status during pregnancy in women is improved by long-term high vegetable intake compared with the average western diet.},
  author={Corinna Koebnick and Ulrike A Heins and Ingrid Hoffmann and Pieter Cornelis Dagnelie and Claus Leitzmann},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 3},
  pages={733-9}
}
The effect of increasing dietary folate on folate status during pregnancy is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare folate intake and folate status during pregnancy of women with high long-term vegetable intake and those eating an average Western diet. In a prospective study that included 109 participants, pregnant women adhering to a predominant vegetarian diet with high vegetable intake for 8 +/- 0.5 y with subgroups of ovo-lacto vegetarians (n = 27) and low meat eaters (n = 43… CONTINUE READING
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