New Diet and Nutrition Study Results from A.C. Antony et al Described (Evidence for potential underestimation of clinical folate deficiency in...
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Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "This review traces the genesis of an inappropriate overreliance on the serum folate concentration to rule out folate deficiency in vulnerable populations of women and children. Of significance, without due consideration of a chronically inadequate dietary folate intake, authors of influential studies have likely wrongly judged these populations to have an adequate folate status. Through repetition, this error has led to a dangerous entry into the contemporary medical literature that folate deficiency is rare in women and children. As a consequence, many millions of under-resourced women and children with mild to moderate tissue folate deficiency may have been deprived of folate replacement."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This review uses historical documents to challenge earlier conclusions and re-emphasizes the need for contextual integration of clinical information in resource-limited settings."
For more information on this research see: Evidence for potential underestimation of clinical folate deficiency in resource-limited countries using blood tests. Nutrition Reviews, 2017;75(8):600-615. Nutrition Reviews can be contacted at:
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