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Review of B12 & Folate Research: May 2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 by | Comments: 1

1-s2.0-C20090377144-cov150hAntony Haynes, BA, RNT explores two key questions realted to supplementation with B12 and Folic acid. Want to listen to a pod cast? click me

  1. Should we fortify foods with folic acid to help reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs)? &
  2. Are there really dangers of ingesting too much folic acid, particularly with regard to neurological conditions?

Some countries such as the United States, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, South Africa and others have implemented fortification policies with a risk reduction of between 20 and 50%, on average about a third.

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Recent findings suggest that the amino acid glutamine reduces Helicobacter pylori-associated pathology in mice and may therefore have similar effects in humans with gastric ulcers caused by H. pylori.

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