Validity of dual-label stable isotopic protocols and urinary excretion ratios to determine folate bioavailability from food.

We tested the hypothesis that some cereal-product vehicles may reduce fortificant bioavailability below 85% and examined the feasibility of using single dose, dual-label, non-saturation protocols for studying bioavailability based on urinary excretion ratios (UER; % oral 13C6 isotope dose excreted in intact folate/% i.v. 2H4 isotope dose excreted). Fifteen… CONTINUE READING