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Low Folate Levels In African American And Mexican American Adults

Serum And Red Blood Cell Folate Concecentrations, Race, And Education: Findings From The Third National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey

by Earl S. Ford and Barbara A Bowman

Low folate levels are a risk for neural tube defects in offspring and potentially other diseases. In the third NHANES both African American and Mexican American adults have lower serum and red cell folates than white adults regardless of education, underscoring need for improved diet and folate supplements.

For more information contact Dr. Ford at esf2@cdc.gov


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Contact: Lori Barber
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
1-Mar-1999


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