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Effects of folic acid food fortification scenarios on the folate intake of a multi-ethnic pregnant population

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 2018-12-11 10:38:15.139

Authors

Juliana Teixeira
Teresa G. de Castro
Clare R. Wall
Dirce M. Marchioni
Sarah D. Berry
Susan M. Morton
Cameron C. Grant

Year of Publication

2018

Source

Public Health Nutrition [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

The authors examined the effects of folic acid food fortification scenarios on the folate intake of an ethnically diverse sample of pregnant population. The participants identified as European, Asian, Māori, Pacific or others, and the authors outline the different results by ethnicity. The findings led the authors to conclude "if grain and rice fortification with folic acid was mandatory in New Zealand, DFE [dietary folate equivalents] intakes would be more evenly distributed among pregnant women of different ethnicities, potentially reducing ethnic group differences in risk of lower folate intakes.”

Type of Study

Quantitative

How to Access

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