Plasma folate concentrations are associated with depressive symptoms in elderly Latina women despite folic acid fortification.

@article{Ramos2004PlasmaFC,
  title={Plasma folate concentrations are associated with depressive symptoms in elderly Latina women despite folic acid fortification.},
  author={Marisa I. Ramos and Lindsay Helen Allen and Mary Haan and Ralph Green and Joshua W. Miller},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={1024-8}
}
BACKGROUND A relation between low folate status and depression has been recognized since the 1960s. Since 1998, flour in the United States has been fortified with folic acid, and the prevalence of folate deficiency has decreased dramatically. OBJECTIVE We investigated whether, in this era of folic acid fortification, low folate status is a determinant of depressive symptoms in a cohort of elderly Latinos (aged >/=60 y) participating in the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA… CONTINUE READING

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