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Folate intake and food sources in the US population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2773830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dietary data from 24-h recalls collected in the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II) were analyzed to determine intake and food sources of folate in US adults between ages 19 and 74 y. Mean daily folate intake was 242 +/- 2.8 micrograms (means +/- SEM) for all adults, 281 +/- 3.6 micrograms for males, and 207 +/- 2.9 micrograms for females. Daily intake per 1000 kcal was 130 +/- 1.3 micrograms for all adults 122 +/- 1.3 micrograms for males, and 137 +/- 1.7 micrograms for females. Based on the Recommended Dietary Allowance of 400 micrograms/d, our results suggest that folate intake in the United States is low, particularly among women and blacks. Intake by age, education, and poverty index is discussed. Orange juice, white breads, dried beans, green salad, and ready-to-eat breakfast cereals are the major food sources of folate on a given day, contributing 37% of total folate intake.
A F Subar; G Block; L D James
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-12     Completed Date:  1989-10-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  508-16     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Bethesda, MD 20892.
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MeSH Terms
Folic Acid*
Middle Aged
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
59-30-3/Folic Acid

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