Background: Mandatory folic acid fortification of food is effective in reducing neural tube defects and may even reduce stroke-related mortality, but it remains controversial because of concerns about potential adverse effects. Thus, it is virtually nonexistent in Europe, albeit many countries allow food fortification on a voluntary basis.
|Journal||American Journal of Clinical Nutrition|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2007|
- Food fortification
- folic acid
- plasma homocysteine
- dietary folate equivalents
Hoey, L., McNulty, H., Askin, N., Dunne, A., Ward, M., Pentieva, K., Strain, JJ., Molloy, AM., Flynn, C., & Scott, JM. (2007). Impact of a voluntary food fortification policy on folate, related B-vitamin status and homocysteine in healthy adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 86(5), 1405-1413.