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Folic acid food fortification in Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15298446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
By January 1998, most Canadian cereal grains (e.g., white flour) were being fortified with folic acid, with a large percentage being fortified by mid-1997. This was in compliance with both American and Canadian mandatory fortification deadlines of January and November 1998, respectively. It was estimated that between 0.1 to 0.2 mg of additional synthetic folic acid per day would be provided through this initiative, the goal of which was to lower the rate of neural tube defects (NTD). The current report outlines some of the changes to the health status of Canadians in relation to its folic acid food fortification initiative.
Joel G Ray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reviews     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0029-6643     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr. Rev.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-09     Completed Date:  2004-08-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376405     Medline TA:  Nutr Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Canada / epidemiology
Folic Acid / administration & dosage*
Folic Acid Deficiency / prevention & control*
Food, Fortified*
Neural Tube Defects / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
59-30-3/Folic Acid

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