Folate-status response to a controlled folate intake in nonpregnant, pregnant, and lactating women.

@article{West2012FolatestatusRT,
  title={Folate-status response to a controlled folate intake in nonpregnant, pregnant, and lactating women.},
  author={Allyson A. West and Jian Yan and Cydne A. Perry and Xinyin Jiang and Olga V. Malysheva and Marie A. Caudill},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={789-800}
}
BACKGROUND Folate dose-response studies in women of childbearing age who consumed a folic acid (FA)-containing multivitamin in the era of FA fortification are lacking. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate folate-status response to a known folate dose comprising an FA-containing prenatal supplement (750 μg/d) plus natural food folate (400 μg/d) in third-trimester pregnant women, lactating women 5-15 wk postpartum, and nonpregnant women. DESIGN Pregnant (n = 26), lactating (n = 28), and… CONTINUE READING