Effects of folic acid food fortification scenarios on the folate intake of a multi-ethnic pregnant population
posted by Research Admin on 11 December 2018
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Public Health Nutrition [Epub ahead of print]
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.”
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