Impact of a voluntary food fortification policy on folate, related B-vitamin status and homocysteine in healthy adults

L Hoey, H McNulty, N Askin, A Dunne, M Ward, Kristina Pentieva, JJ Strain, AM Molloy, C Flynn, JM Scott

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1405-1413
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume86
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Food fortification
  • folate
  • folic acid
  • plasma homocysteine
  • Bvitamins
  • intakes
  • biomarkers
  • dietary folate equivalents
  • adults

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