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The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron filings to folic acid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16803445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fortification of staple foods has eliminated many deficiency diseases. Despite this, "tampering" with people's food always provokes opposition, much of it from health professionals. Opposition is often based on self-interest, tunnel vision and theory rather than research. A historical perspective of the patterns of objections to fortification and its outcomes may help resolve the anxieties and opposing ethical positions of advocates and opponents of fortification.
Max Kamien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-28     Completed Date:  2006-07-17     Revised Date:  2007-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  638-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Discipline of General Practice, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholic Beverages
Dissent and Disputes / history*
Folic Acid / administration & dosage
Folic Acid Deficiency / prevention & control
Food, Fortified / history*
Health Policy / history*
History, 20th Century
Thiamine / administration & dosage
Thiamine Deficiency / prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
59-30-3/Folic Acid; 59-43-8/Thiamine
Comment In:
Med J Aust. 2006 Sep 18;185(6):343-4   [PMID:  16999683 ]
Med J Aust. 2007 Mar 19;186(6):321-2   [PMID:  17371217 ]

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