Folate biomarkers determined

30 junio 2015

An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development, represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally. A major birth defect affecting the spinal cord — spina bifida, for example — and brain can be prevented by maternal consumption of sufficient folate prior to and during the very early stages of fetal development.