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Titolo:
MORE FOLIC-ACID FOR EVERYONE, NOW
Autore:
OAKLEY GP; ADAMS MJ; DICKINSON CM;
Indirizzi:
CTR DIS CONTROL & PREVENT,NATL CTR ENVIRONM HLTH,DIV BIRTH DEFECTS & DEV DISABIL ATLANTA GA 30341
Titolo Testata:
The Journal of nutrition
fascicolo: 3, volume: 126, anno: 1996,
pagine: 751 - 755
SICI:
0022-3166(1996)126:3<751:MFFEN>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NEURAL-TUBE DEFECTS; PLASMA FOLATE; HOMOCYSTEINEMIA; VITAMIN-B12;
Keywords:
FOLIC ACID; SPINA BIFIDA PREVENTION; NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS; HOMOCYST(E)INE; FOOD FORTIFICATION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
G.P. Oakley et al., "MORE FOLIC-ACID FOR EVERYONE, NOW", The Journal of nutrition, 126(3), 1996, pp. 751-755

Abstract

Research during the last 5 years has made it clear that people who donot take folic acid: supplements are at increased risk for functionalfolate deficiency, which has been proven to cause spina bifida and anencephaly and also has been associated with an increased risk for occlusive cardiovascular disease. The overriding folate policy issue is how to increase dramatically the folate consumption of 75% of the population who are not now consuming 0.4 mg of folic acid in a supplement. The most expeditious way to increase consumption is through fortification of a food staple. Public health programs are also needed to educatepeople about the vital importance of increased consumption of folic acid vitamin supplements and of foods rich in natural folates. It is urgent that fortification of cereal-grain products be implemented now. The level proposed by FDA would accomplish some prevention, but much more prevention would occur if the fortification were 2.5 times that level. Fortification at the higher level would prevent about 1000 spina bifida and anencephaly birth defects each year and perhaps as many as 50,000 premature deaths each year from coronary disease. Available datahave not demonstrated that increasing consumption of folic acid by 0.1 to 0.25 mg of folic acid a day is harmful. If a policy needs to be established on the assumption that people who take vitamin supplements could be harmed, a good policy option is available: require that all folic acid vitamin supplements also contain 0.4 mg of vitamin B-12.

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