Research article Open Access Folic acid fortification and public health: Report on threshold doses above which unmetabolised folic acid appear in serum
- Folic acid fortification and public health: Report on threshold doses
above which unmetabolised folic acid appear in serum. Sweeney, Mary Rose; McPartlin, Joseph; Scott, John // BMC Public Health;2007, Vol. 7, p41
Background: All flour in the USA is fortified with folic acid at a level of 140 Î¼g/100 g which is estimated to supply an extra 100 Î¼g daily to the average diet. Some researchers have advocated that this be increased to double and even four times this amount. Based on previous research...
- POSITION OF FOLIC ACID IN FORTIFICATION OF NUTRITION IN NEONATAL PERIOD. Žikavská, Tatiana; Brucknerová, Ingrid // Potravinarstvo;2013, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p202
Folic acid is an essential vitamin which has been known in recent 50 years. It plays an important role in period of neurogenesis. The substitution of folic acid is one of the important parts in the complex treatment of anaemia in premature newborns. It is also a component of artificial milk...
- FOLIC FOLLY. // Ecologist;Dec2007/Jan2008, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p9
The article discusses a study conducted by the Institute of Food Research on the health effects of folic acid fortification. It has been found that at levels only half that of the intended government dose of folic acid, the liver becomes saturated and the chemical is rejected back to the blood....
- Persistent circulating unmetabolised folic acid in a setting of liberal voluntary folic acid fortification. Implications for further mandatory fortification? Sweeney, Mary R.; Staines, Anthony; Daly, Leslie; Traynor, Aisling; Daly, Sean; Bailey, Steven W.; Alverson, Patricia B.; Ayling, June E.; Scott, John M. // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9, p295
Background: Ireland is an example of a country that has extensive voluntary fortification with folic acid. After a public consultation process, in 2006, the Food Safety Authority in Ireland FSAI  recommended mandatory fortification. However due to safety considerations this decision is now on...
- General Medicine. // Caribbean Health;Jan2000, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p25
The article presents abstracts of medical research which includes the results of folic acid food fortification, aspirin dose for stroke prevention, and stress dose hydrocortisone for septic shock.
- The UK campaign on folic acid and flour fortification. Russell, Andrew // Cerebrospinal Fluid Research;2006 Supplement 1, Vol. 3, pS33
An abstract of the research "The UK campaign on folic acid and flour fortification" is presented.
- Folate for all. O'Connor, Amy; Sigurdsson, Frances // Vegetarian Times;Feb97, Issue 234, p18
Reports on the benefits of having enough folic acid in a person's diet. Research conducted by Jacob Selhub, professor of nutrition at the United States Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Center on Aging; Information on folic acid; How folic acid helps prevent heart attacks;...
- Folic Acid Gets its Time to Shine. Adams, Judi // Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery;Aug2011, Vol. 100 Issue 8, p32
The article offers information on the health benefits from consuming foods enriched with folic acid especially fortification of enriched grains.
- Effect of Combined Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 on Cancer Risk in Women. Zhang, Shumin M.; Cook, Nancy R.; Albert, Christine M.; Gaziano, J. Michael; Buring, Julie E.; Manson, JoAnne E. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;11/5/2008, Vol. 300 Issue 17, p2012
The article reports on the results of research which was conducted in an effort to evaluate the effect of combined folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 treatment on cancer in women at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers studied 5,442 U. S. female health professionals with...
- Folic acid flour fortification does not heighten the risk of paediatric cancer. // Australian Journal of Pharmacy;Mar2012, Vol. 93 Issue 1102, p77
The article reports on the findings of a population based cohort study which indicates that no significant relationship exists between the folic acid flour fortification and the occurrence of paediatric cancer.