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- Beckett, Emma Louise; Martin, Charlotte; Boyd, Lyndell; Porter, Teagan; King, Katrina; Niblett, Suzanne; Yates, Zoe; Veysey, Martin; Lucock, Mark
- Journal of nutrition & intermediary metabolism 2017 v.8 pp. 14-20
- neural tube defects, etc ; Australians; blood serum; breadmaking; demographic statistics; eating habits; elderly; folic acid; food intake; homocysteine; issues and policy; metabolism; risk factors; vitamin status; wheat flour; women; Australia; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... In 2009, Australia implemented mandatory folic acid fortification in wheat flour for bread-making. The primary aim was to improve folate status in reproductive-aged women to reduce neural tube defect incidence. However, folic acid consumption has consequently increased in all demographics. Blood folate is inversely associated with homocysteine levels, a risk factor for multiple diseases. Therefore ...