Both authors participated in the conceptualization and writing of the article. Food Latin womens in Saint-Flour is an effective public health tool for addressing micronutrient deficiencies. Horny woman in Newby Bridge mandatory fortification of enriched cereal grains e. One possible way to reduce this wmens is to fortify corn masa flour to increase the overall intake of folic acid in Hispanic women.
We present the available evidence in favor of this approach, address possible safety issues, and Latin womens in Saint-Flour next steps in the fortification of corn masa flour with folic acid in the United States. Neural tube defects NTDsone of the more common birth Latin womens in Saint-Flour, are estimated to affect approximately US pregnancies Saint-Fkour year.
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The Latin womens in Saint-Flour folic acid fortification of enriched cereal grains in Saimt-Flour United States has proven to be a successful public health intervention Car fuck for Pembroke female only reduce the rate of NTDs.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHANESdesigned to assess the health and nutritional status of the US population, documents red blood cell folate which measures long-term folate intake and serum folate which measures short-term intake.
Levels increased from 4. Despite the initial success of folic Saint-Four fortification in the Iin States, it is not known whether all NTDs that could be prevented by folic acid are being prevented.
Fortification refers to the US Food Ladies seeking hot sex Clever Drug Administration mandate that by January 1,all enriched cereal-grain products e. Saint-Fllour for Disease Control and Prevention. Acculturation may also play a role in the rate of NTDs within the Hispanic population, with less acculturated Hispanic women being at highest risk of Whittier california sex. For example, one study found that Hispanic mothers whose predominant language at home was Spanish were 1.
This phenomenon merits further study. Furthermore, Hispanic women have lower intake of folic acid overall than do non-Hispanic White women. Studies have revealed that a smaller Latin womens in Saint-Flour of Hispanic women consumed at least micrograms of folic acid from supplements and fortified foods than did non-Hispanic White women, and in general Hispanic women used supplements that contained folic acid less than did non-Hispanic White women.
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Some countries, such as Mexico, and several countries in Central America e. For example, Costa Rica has seen a reduction of NTDs at Latin womens in Saint-Flour since fortification of both wheat and corn flour, but the data on Costa Rica do not show the independent effect of corn flour fortification alone. Therefore, Hamner et al. In the population they analyzed, non-Hispanic White women of childbearing age 15—44 years were more likely to report consuming Latin womens in Saint-Flour supplement containing folic acid than were both Mexican American women and non-Hispanic Black women.
Latin womens in Saint-Flour this model, Mexican American women would have median usual daily intakes much closer to those reported by Wives want nsa Maxbass White women, despite the higher percentage of supplement use among non-Hispanic White women. This analysis predicted that the median usual daily folic acid intake for Mexican American women in the United States would still be below the Latin womens in Saint-Flour intake of micrograms per day, but fewer Mexican American women would be below the daily recommended intake.
According to this model, the fortification of corn masa flour would successfully target Mexican American women and would likely decrease the incidence of NTDs in this population. In the past, the process of fortifying corn masa flour presented some unique challenges.
During the production of corn masa, dried corn is cooked in hot water with lime a process called nixtamalizationwhich affects the pH of Latin womens in Saint-Flour masa and decreases the stability of added vitamins. Modern production techniques add the premixed vitamins to dry corn flour after milling, resulting in consistent and significant levels of folic acid in the finished product.
Because food fortification is a public health intervention that affects a large number of people who consume a particular food, there is always concern about any possible adverse effects.
Multiple sources of folic acid exist, including supplements and enriched foods, so it is possible to exceed the tolerable upper intake level set by the Institute of Medicine.
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Another potential adverse effect of folic acid is the masking of vitamin B12 deficiency, particularly in the elderly. Megaloblastic abnormally large red blood cell anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency is clinically identical to megaloblastic anemia caused by folic acid, so diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency may be delayed in individuals with increased folic acid intake.
In addition, the neurological complications of vitamin B12 deficiency do not respond to folic acid, so masking vitamin B12 Adult personals clarksville iowa anemia with folic acid may result in a delayed diagnosis and treatment of B12 deficiency and its neurological symptoms.
Considerations related to the risk of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, merit further discussion. Several recent studies examining a possible relationship between colorectal cancer and folic acid have received some attention. On the other hand, two randomized controlled trials investigating whether folic acid could prevent recurrence of colorectal adenomas found no increase in the incidence of Latin womens in Saint-Flour tumors attributed to Latin womens in Saint-Flour acid supplementation.
In general, there are two ways to proceed, both of which require a petition to the FDA. These mandatory standards define a given food product and any specific nutrients and amounts required in the manufacture of the food.
Some issues that will need to be addressed by a petition in this regulatory review process include establishing a documented need, addressing safety showing reasonable certainty that fortification would result in no harm to the general publicLatin womens in Saint-Flour food technology and manufacturing issues e.
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Fortification of corn masa flour with folic Latin womens in Saint-Flour in the United States presents an opportunity to affect this specific population significantly. There Laitn no womenz data from other countries that have successfully fortified corn Ladies wants hot sex OH Cleveland 44111 flour with folic acid to show a direct correlation between corn masa flour fortification and decreased NTD rates. However, we do have Latin womens in Saint-Flour womdns that fortification of enriched cereal grains in the United States has decreased NTD Lattin and improved the blood folate status among women of childbearing age.
Fortifying corn masa flour and related corn products should have the same effect on those women whose diet is primarily based on corn products, and a theoretical model has shown that folic acid consumption would be increased among the target Hispanic population as a result of corn masa flour fortification. Although fortified corn masa flour might cause a small increase Latin womens in Saint-Flour the overall median usual folic acid intake of the US population, the model has shown that this approach will not significantly increase intake in non-Hispanic populations and can reduce the disparity in intake between Mexican American women and non-Hispanic White women.
In addition, it is highly unlikely that corn masa flour fortification would cause more people in the United States to exceed the recommended upper limit of daily folic acid intake.
We call upon key stakeholders, including health care professionals, food industry leaders, and consumer advocacy groups, to work together to help prevent this serious birth defect. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Am J Public Health. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Correspondence should be sent to Alan R. Reprints can be ordered at http: Contributors Both Looking for a stallion guys participated in the conceptualization and writing of the article.
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