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Will an increased dietary folate intake reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease?
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PMID:  8918143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Based on a meta-analysis of published studies, it has been estimated that approximately 10% of coronary artery disease cases are attributable to hyperhomocyst(e)inemia. It has also been calculated that food fortification with folate might reduce the number of cases of coronary artery disease in the United States by 50,000 per year. However, the use of statistical concepts to estimate the expected benefits of this intervention strategy may be misleading.
J B Ubbink; P J Becker; W J Vermaak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reviews     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0029-6643     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr. Rev.     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-06     Completed Date:  1997-01-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376405     Medline TA:  Nutr Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Diet / standards
Folic Acid / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*,  standards
Food, Fortified
Meta-Analysis as Topic
United States / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
59-30-3/Folic Acid

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