Navigation Links
A drive to fortify bread with folic acid

There is widespread knowledge now about folic acid’s importance in diet. It is now being contemplated to add it to bread. Food Standards Agency would most likely// sanction a 12-week consultation exercise, alongside consumer research.

The importance of folic acid lies in the fact that it cuts the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida.

The flip side is that adding the vitamin to popular foods could be harmful to some elderly patients, as it could mask a deficiency in another B group vitamin - B12.

Still, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recommended the overall benefits of increasing people's folate levels would outweigh any risks last November

Women are advised to take 400 microgram supplements when trying to get pregnant, and during first three months of pregnancy. It may cut the risk of cardiovascular disease, and types of cancer.

The FSA favours adding folic acid to the nutrient mix already added to white flour.

Still, research suggests that only half of women planning a pregnancy or who are pregnant adhere to this advice. Research has shown that folate, of which folic acid is a form, which is found in certain foods cuts cardiovascular disease risk. Studies are ongoing to see if synthetic folic acid supplements do the same.

There have been reports that folic acid may be linked to certain cancers, but SACN looked at the available data and said there was no good evidence to suggest that this would be a problem if flour were to be fortified.

Andrew Russell, of the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, said: "As far as we are concerned adding a further micro-nutrient to flour makes complete sense. It would prevent a good proportion of spina bifida pregnancies and would also benefit the health of the country as a whole."
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sleepy drivers increase road death toll
2. Dyslexia may slow a drivers reaction time as much as moderate drinking!!
3. Study suggests symptom driven therapy for adults with asthma
4. Peppermint or cinnamon smell can make drivers more alert
5. Mechanical forces drive early heart development
6. High Prevalence of AIDS among Indian Truck drivers
7. Season affects weight loss drive: summers the best!
8. Basic Instinct drives wannabe moms
9. Anti-HIV drive intensified in Haryana
10. Madhya Pradesh battles polio with yet another drive
11. Switching Genes to Overdrive Improves Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms in Mice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson ... offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable ... , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil ... required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse ... Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, ... quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile ... a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise ... use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest ... to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, ... next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, ... solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared the results ... Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. ... Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej ... Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 ... single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory ... Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância ... first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED ... optimal access, illumination and exposure of a tissue ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... The Rebound mobile app is poised to become a vital ... prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users to develop an ... their dosage in a safe, controlled manner while maximizing well-being. ... 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy 3 months of ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: