Periconceptional bread intakes indicate New Zealand's proposed mandatory folic acid fortification program may be outdated: Results from a postpartum survey
posted by Research Admin on 11 June 2012
Year of Publication
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 12, 8.
Journal article (peer reviewed)
In September 2009, a folic acid fortification mandate (135 mug/100 g bread) was to be implemented in New Zealand. However, due to political and manufacturer objection, fortification was deferred until May 2012. The aim of this study was to assess bread consumption among women prior to and during pregnancy with the intent to estimate periconceptional folic acid intakes that would be derived from bread if mandatory fortification were implemented as currently proposed.
Type of Study
*Retrospective study, Survey
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