Naturally Occurring Folate
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Folate, a water-soluble vitamin, includes naturally occurring food folate and synthetic folic acid in supplements and fortified… Expand A protective effect of folate against the development of neural tube defects (NTDs), specifically, anencephaly and spina bifida… Expand BACKGROUND
The bioavailability of natural food folates is lower than that of synthetic folic acid, but no agreement exists as to… Expand Despite worldwide public-health campaigns recommending periconceptional daily supplementation of synthetic folic acid to reduce… Expand Although not uniformly consistent, epidemiologic studies generally suggest an inverse association between dietary intake and… Expand BACKGROUND
Inadequate maternal vitamin intake during pregnancy has been suggested as a risk factor for cleft lip with or without… Expand BACKGROUND
There is a critical need to estimate dietary folate intakes for nutrition monitoring and food safety evaluations, but… Expand In the United States, approximately 4000 pregnancies are affected by neural tube defects each year; 50%-70% of these… Expand BACKGROUND
Recommendations by the UK Department of Health suggest that protection from neural tube defects (NTD) can be achieved… Expand Abstract Phenytoin (diphenylhydantoin, 'Dilantin', Epanutin ') inhibits folate absorption from folate polyglutamates, a major… Expand