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New Diet and Nutrition Study Results from A.C. Antony et al Described (Evidence for potential underestimation of clinical folate deficiency in...

Health & Medicine Week

09-15-17

New Diet and Nutrition Study Results from A.C. Antony et al Described (Evidence for potential underestimation of clinical folate deficiency in resource-limited countries using blood tests)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Data detailed on Health and Medicine - Diet and Nutrition have been presented. According to news reporting out of Indianapolis, Indiana, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Although a low serum folate concentration is a useful biomarker of pure folate deficiency, the presence of vitamin B12 deficiency or hemolysis or both in individuals with low folate status predictably raises serum folate levels. Therefore, in resource-limited settings where dietary folate deficiency can coexist with vitamin B12 deficiency or malaria or both, the serum folate concentration can range from normal to high, leading to serious underestimation of tissue folate status."

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According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This review uses historical documents to challenge earlier conclusions and re-emphasizes the need for contextual integration of clinical information in resource-limited settings."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: Oxford Univ Press Inc, Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Nutrition Reviews - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1753-4887)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.C. Antony, Roudebush Vet Affairs Med Center, Indianapolis, IN, United States (see also Health and Medicine - Diet and Nutrition).

Keywords for this news article include: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, North and Central America, Diet and Nutrition, Health and Medicine, Article Review.

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