|Title:||Serum folate and vitamin B status in healthy Iranian adults|
|Abstract:||To assess the serum folate and vitamin B 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 level was 265.6 [SD 170.9] pg/mL. Overall 1.0% were folate deficient and 25.8% had low vitamin B levels according to the manufacturer's reference ranges [folate < 1.5 ng/mL and vitamin B < 160 pg/mL]. The mean serum folate and vitamin B levels were significantly lower in men. The prevalence of vitamin B deficiency was considerably higher than folate deficiency. Implementation of preventive measures seems to be necessary|
|Keywords:||Vitamin B 12|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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