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Title: Serum folate and vitamin B[12] status in healthy Iranian adults
Authors: Shams, M.
Homayouni, K.
Omrani, G.R.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: To assess the serum folate and vitamin B[12] status in healthy Iranian adults, we designed a population-based cross-sectional study of 1200 individuals aged 20-80 years. Finally 984 participants [507 men and 477 women] were assessed. The mean serum folate was 4.61 [SD 2.40] ng/mL and the mean serum vitamin B[12] level was 265.6 [SD 170.9] pg/mL. Overall 1.0% were folate deficient and 25.8% had low vitamin B[12] levels according to the manufacturer's reference ranges [folate < 1.5 ng/mL and vitamin B[12] < 160 pg/mL]. The mean serum folate and vitamin B[12] levels were significantly lower in men. The prevalence of vitamin B[12] deficiency was considerably higher than folate deficiency. Implementation of preventive measures seems to be necessary
Description: 1285-1292
Keywords: Vitamin B 12
Cross-Sectional Studies
Reference Values
Subject: Folic Acid
ISSN: 1020-3397
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