Fortification with low amounts of folic acid makes a significant difference in folate status in young women: implications for the prevention of neural tube defects.

@article{Cuskelly1999FortificationWL,
  title={Fortification with low amounts of folic acid makes a significant difference in folate status in young women: implications for the prevention of neural tube defects.},
  author={Geraldine J. Cuskelly and Helene McNulty and John M. Scott},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={234-9}
}
BACKGROUND Mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid was introduced recently in the United States, a policy expected to result in a mean additional intake of 100 microgram/d. One way of predicting the effectiveness of this measure is to determine the effect of removing a similar amount of folic acid as fortified food from the diets of young women who had been electively exposed to chronic fortification. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine the effect on folate status of… CONTINUE READING

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