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Children with inflammatory bowel disease have surprisingly high folate levels, study finds

Children with newly diagnosed cases of inflammatory bowel disease have higher concentrations of folate in their blood than individuals without IBD, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley. The findings bring into question the previ...

Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have Surprisingly High Folate Levels, Study Finds

Children with newly diagnosed cases of inflammatory bowel disease have higher concentrations of folate in their blood than individuals without IBD, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and UC Berkeley. The findings bring into question the prev...

Vitamin B, Folate Supplements Won't Help Heart

In fact, new study hints they might be hazardous TUESDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A study to determine whether folic acid and vitamin B supplements help the heart has been cut short, because the pills weren't doing any good and might have even caused participants harm. "This co...

Low Folate Levels May Harm Sperm

Prospective dads might want to up their intake of the nutrient, study suggests WEDNESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of folate for women in preventing birth defects are well known, but new research suggests the nutrient also boosts sperm health. Men with relatively lo...

Food Council Makes Right Decision With Mandatory Folate Fortification

The Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council (ANZFRMC) has responded to calls from the AMA and other groups with the announcement of mandatory folate fortification of flour for bread making. ANZFRMC now requires mandatory fortification of folic acid to wheat flour for b...

Scientists Genetically Engineer Tomatoes With Enhanced Folate Content

Leafy greens and beans aren't the only foods that pack a punch of folate, the vitamin essential for a healthy// start to pregnancy. Researchers now have used genetic engineering--manipulating an organism's genes--to make tomatoes with a full day's worth of the nutrient in a single serving. The ...

Optimum Folate and Vitamin B12 Levels Essential for Cognitive Function in Seniors

Folate and vitamin B12, two important nutrients for the development of healthy nerves and blood cells, may work together to protect cognitive function// among seniors, reports a new epidemiological study. According to Martha Savaria Morris, PhD, epidemiologist at the USDA HNRCA, "we found a s...

Forge Ahead On Folate Fortification

AMA Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, today said the AMA is yet again calling for immediate mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid. // Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recommended in October last year that mandatory fortification be introduced in Australia, but implem...

Higher Folate Levels Linked to Reduced Risk for Alzheimer’s Diseas

Individuals who take in higher levels of the nutrient folate through both diet and supplements may have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease//, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. By the year 2047, the prevalence o...

Declined Folate Levels in US Young Women

A Study by U.S. government finds blood levels of folate in young women of childbearing age have declined since the late 1990s, despite public health efforts//, which is a disturbing development that may increase birth defects. The study is being published this week in a CDC publication, Morbid...

Study Reveals That Folate Does Not Prevent Heart Attacks

Patients having history of cardiac problems are not protected from attacks or stroke by taking a supplement of folate according to a recent study.// Folic acid or folate is one of the B Vitamins used for production of new cells by the body. Some medical practitioners prescribe it to prevent c...

Low Folate Diet increases Colorectal Cancer risk

According to a recent research, a diet with low level of folic acid increases the risk of colorectal cancer. //This study was published in the journal Cancer Research. This investigation carried out by scientists at McGill University, reveals the details of the mechanism of the disease and ...

NZ To Opt For Folate Fortification Of Bread

New Zealand is close to making it mandatory for food manufacturers to add folate to bread in order to reduce birth defects//. The organisation that monitors food standards in New Zealand is to produce its final assessment on the proposal by next month. Many live births and stillbirths ...

More Research Needed To Fully Study the Effect of Folate on Prostate Cancer

Folate is a vitamin which is very essential for our body functioning. According to a recent study conducted by Dr. Victoria L. Stevens and colleagues //from the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, it is found that intake of folate influences the severity of prostate cancer. It does not lower the risk...

Reducing Blood Pressure in Women By Increasing Folate

Women who consume more folate are less likely to develop high blood pressure say researchers based on findings of a recent study .// For the study researchers analyzed data from two large studies, which included more than 156,000 women. Researchers gave the women questionnaires, which asked ab...

Family planning with folate

New research has shown that folate supplements, widely recommended for women planning pregnancy, may increase the chances of having twins.Professor Judith Lumley, from La Trobe University examined various folate supplement trials and found women who took folate before becoming pregnant// had a 50 p...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

...igestion and leading to disruptions in nutrient absorption. For example, failure to properly absorb iron may lead to anemia, whereas failure to absorb folate may lead to a variety of neurological conditions. Malabsorption of specific nutrients may lead to such diverse conditions as osteoporosis, joint pain,...

Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year

...born closer to 40 weeks' gestation. Other research has linked low levels of folate (folic acid) in the mother with a shorter length of pregnancy, the release ...d childbirth experiences of almost 35,000 women, found that those who took folate supplements for at least one year before conception were 70 percent less li...

Taking folic acid for a year before pregnancy may reduce risk of preterm birth

...LoS Medicine . The study links pre-conceptional folate supplementation of at least one year to reduced ea...ervational analysis based on the self-reporting of folate supplementation by 38,033 participants in an earli...e of gestational age enabling us to determine that folate supplementation for at least one year is linked to...

Hopkins Children's study: Folic acid may help treat allergies, asthma

... humans examining the link between blood levels of folate the naturally occurring form of folic acid and a...ientists say results add to mounting evidence that folate can help regulate inflammation. Recent studies, in...g research from Hopkins, have found a link between folate levels and inflammation-mediated diseases, includi...

Rutgers Study Reveals A Need For Basic Kitchen Know-How

...D, FADA, CFCS. "For example, canned beans are a true nutrition powerhouse and can serve as a lean source of protein, while also providing fiber, iron, folate and potassium. Protein-packed canned tuna and salmon are also sources of healthy oils. There are hundreds of ways to incorporate nutrient-rich canned ...

Colon cancer and the microbes in your gut

...Firmicutes. These bacteria use the undigested residues of starch and proteins in the colon to manufacture short-chain fatty acids and vitamins such as folate and biotin that maintain colonic health. One of these fatty acids, butyrate, not only provides most of the energy to maintain a healthy gut wall, but ...

Morphotek(R), Inc. and Eisai Corporation of North America Announce FDA Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for Phase III Trial Evaluating Farletuzumab in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

...) mission to bring treatments to the people who need them most." Farletuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and blocks the function of folate receptor alpha (FRA), a cell surface protein on tumor cells that confers a growth advantage to tumorigenic cells in vitro. FRA has been demonstrated ...

Folic Acid Supplements Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

... But 10-year study also showed having enough folate in diet might offer protection TUESDAY... lower in men who simply got adequate amounts of folate in their diet, according to a report in the March ...itute . "What we think is that perhaps too much folate is not necessarily beneficial, whereas adequate le...

Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods

...e not available, be sure to drain and rinse the veggies before eating. Canned beans "count" as a vegetable and are a good source of protein, fiber, folate and other important vitamins and minerals, Sandon noted. They're versatile too, working great in soups, stews and salads. When shopping for meat, lo...

Are vitamin supplements effective in celiac disease patients?

...syndrome conferring increased risk for various deficiency states, including folate and vitamin B12. Hyperhomocysteinemia is significantly more frequent in pat...ease and using vitamin supplements had higher serum vitamin B6 (P = 0.003), folate (P They concluded that Homocysteine levels are dependent on Marsh class...

B12 Deficit May Boost Risk of Birth Defects

...thing babies with neural tube defects. The study authors noted that B12 and folate are jointly linked to several key biochemical reactions, but that a lack of either B12 or folate increased the risk of a neural tube defect. While confirmation from ot...

Top 10 Ingredients for Recession-Proof, Healthy Cooking

... sources of fiber and antioxidants like vitamin C. Broccoli is also high in folate and a good source of potassium. Spinach is high in vitamin A, iron and folate and a good source of magnesium. 7. Choose ABC Fruits Apples, banana...

Variations in Gene DNA Boost Drinkers' Cancer Risk

...of cancers of the head and neck and the esophagus. The researchers looked at the effect of gene variations in other enzymes involved in alcohol and folate metabolism but found there wasn't enough data to fully assess the effect of those gene variants on cancer risk. They said that currently available ...

USA Rice Federation Partners with National Council on Folic Acid to Promote National Folic Acid Awareness Week

... Research shows that folic acid, a form of the water-soluble B-vitamin folate found in fortified foods and supplements, offers protection against birth d...ily, from fortified foods and/or supplements, in addition to consuming food folate from a varied diet." Folic acid is important at all ages, and is espec...

Brides-To-Be Should Say 'I Do' to a Daily Multivitamin With Folic Acid

...alth and the health of their children-to-be. folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally...ables, whereas folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is found in supplements and added to fortifie...as much as 70 percent if all women had an adequate folate intake during the periconceptual period," says Dr....

Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children

...cy anemia didn't drop significantly for either women or children. However, folate deficiency dropped in women during the two time periods from 4.1 percent to 0.5 percent, according to the study. Data on folate deficiency anemia in children wasn't included in the study. One of the ...

Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby

...ratory illness, according to a Norwegian study. folate is recommended to reduce the risk of birth defects... researchers found that infants whose mothers took folate supplements in the first three months of pregnancy...sease in Childhood . The researchers noted that folate and other vitamins affect a biochemical process ca...

Hairspray Exposure Ups Risk for Birth Defect in Sons

... abnormalities in male infants including hypospadias. The study, by researchers with Imperial College in London, also found that mothers who took folate supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy cut their risk of a having a boy with hypospadias by 36 percent. The study also contradicted previous ...

Folic acid, B vitamins do not appear to affect cancer risk

...ply with folic acid (a synthetic form of folate), a policy that began in the United States in 1998 to reduce risk of neural tube defects, has improved folate status in the general population. Approximately one-third of U.S. adults currently take multivitamin supplements containing folic acid, vitamin B6, an...

'Nutrition Agenda 2008' is focus of Tufts Friedman School Symposium

...tion, Artificial Sweeteners and Children, Vitamin D and Cancer, Effects of folate on Cancer Risk, and Probiotics: "Good Bugs? Bad Bugs?" Former US Secret...A Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University "Effects of folate on Cancer Risk: A Double-edged Sword?" William A. Masters, PhD Professo...

Same drug, different results: MUHC researcher on the path to personalized medicine

...otrexate -- a drug that inhibits the metabolism of folate -- on mice with an altered MTHFR gene, which is a gene crucial for folate metabolism. The results were striking: after treat...lel mutation in the human MTHFR gene affects human folate metabolism similarly. The results demonstrate that...

Targeted Anticancer Drugs - In Vitro Assessment and Non-Invasive Imaging of Patient and Tumor Status Will Determine Clinical and Commercial Success

...on initiation factor 4E (EIF4E); exonuclease III; farnesyl transferase (FTase); fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2); FGFr; focal adhesion kinase (FAK); folate receptor (FOLr); FOLr1; galectin 3 (GAL3) receptor; gastrin 17 (G17); GD2; GD3; glioma-associated oncogene homolog (Gli- 1); glucoprotein A33 (GPA33);...

Reported Health Benefits of Tart Cherry Boosts Juice Distribution in Southern U.S.

...t cherries are an excellent source of beta carotene (vitamin A) as well as vitamins C and E. The super fruit also provides potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber, and is one of the few known food sources of melatonin -- a potent antioxidant that helps regulate natural sleep patterns. The aforementio...

NARSAD researchers identify specific genes and family traits linked to mental illnesses

...s for schizophrenia, moderated the discussion. folate as a Cause and Treatment for Schizophrenia: Who Wi...arch identified a link between low blood levels of folate and negative schizophrenia symptoms, folate is involved in many different chemical pathways in...
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