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Assessment of nutritional folate status and selected vitamin status of women of childbearing age.
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2001 Sep; 55(9):743-7.EJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of the study was to investigate folate and other selected vitamin status (ascorbic acid, tocopherol, retinol, vitamin B12), haematological indices and total homocysteine concentration of serum in women of childbearing age.

DESIGN

A cross-sectional study.

SETTING

Warsaw.

SUBJECTS

Healthy women aged 18-30 y (n=78) not pregnant presently or previously, and not taking drugs.

RESULTS

Haemoglobin and haematocrit values according to WHO criteria for 18 to 30-y-old women were normal. The optimal levels of serum tocopherol, >1.29 mg/dl (>29.9 micromol/l) to preventing civilization diseases, were found in 5.5% and serum retinol >71.6 mcg/dl (>2.5 micromol/l) in 6.4% of all studied persons. The analysis of serum folate concentration showed high-risk deficiency,<3 ng/ml (<6.8 nmol/l), in 6.4%, moderate and low risk together (7.0-14.9 nmol/l) in 61.6% and optimal folate levels (>14.9 nmol/l) in 32.0% of the studied group. Folate body stores were insufficient in almost all women. There was no high or moderate deficiency risk of vitamin B12 or ascorbic acid. None of the women under study had serum total homocysteine (tHcy) concentration >15 micromol/l, indicating hyperhomocysteinaemia. Serum total homocysteine concentrations in the range of 5-15 micromol/l were found in 71.8%, and serum tHcy >10 micromol/l in 7.7% of the studied group of women.

SPONSORSHIP

The study was sponsored by the Polish Committee for Scientific Research.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Physiology and Biochemistry of Nutrition, Institute of Food and Nutrition, Warsaw, Poland. sziemlans@mail.jzz.waw.plNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11528487

Citation

Wartanowicz, M, et al. "Assessment of Nutritional Folate Status and Selected Vitamin Status of Women of Childbearing Age." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 55, no. 9, 2001, pp. 743-7.
Wartanowicz M, Ziemlański S, Bułhak-Jachymczyk B, et al. Assessment of nutritional folate status and selected vitamin status of women of childbearing age. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2001;55(9):743-7.
Wartanowicz, M., Ziemlański, S., Bułhak-Jachymczyk, B., & Konopka, L. (2001). Assessment of nutritional folate status and selected vitamin status of women of childbearing age. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 55(9), 743-7.
Wartanowicz M, et al. Assessment of Nutritional Folate Status and Selected Vitamin Status of Women of Childbearing Age. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2001;55(9):743-7. PubMed PMID: 11528487.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Assessment of nutritional folate status and selected vitamin status of women of childbearing age. AU - Wartanowicz,M, AU - Ziemlański,S, AU - Bułhak-Jachymczyk,B, AU - Konopka,L, PY - 2000/12/15/received PY - 2001/01/12/revised PY - 2001/02/28/accepted PY - 2001/8/31/pubmed PY - 2001/11/3/medline PY - 2001/8/31/entrez SP - 743 EP - 7 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 55 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate folate and other selected vitamin status (ascorbic acid, tocopherol, retinol, vitamin B12), haematological indices and total homocysteine concentration of serum in women of childbearing age. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Warsaw. SUBJECTS: Healthy women aged 18-30 y (n=78) not pregnant presently or previously, and not taking drugs. RESULTS: Haemoglobin and haematocrit values according to WHO criteria for 18 to 30-y-old women were normal. The optimal levels of serum tocopherol, >1.29 mg/dl (>29.9 micromol/l) to preventing civilization diseases, were found in 5.5% and serum retinol >71.6 mcg/dl (>2.5 micromol/l) in 6.4% of all studied persons. The analysis of serum folate concentration showed high-risk deficiency,<3 ng/ml (<6.8 nmol/l), in 6.4%, moderate and low risk together (7.0-14.9 nmol/l) in 61.6% and optimal folate levels (>14.9 nmol/l) in 32.0% of the studied group. Folate body stores were insufficient in almost all women. There was no high or moderate deficiency risk of vitamin B12 or ascorbic acid. None of the women under study had serum total homocysteine (tHcy) concentration >15 micromol/l, indicating hyperhomocysteinaemia. Serum total homocysteine concentrations in the range of 5-15 micromol/l were found in 71.8%, and serum tHcy >10 micromol/l in 7.7% of the studied group of women. SPONSORSHIP: The study was sponsored by the Polish Committee for Scientific Research. SN - 0954-3007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11528487/Assessment_of_nutritional_folate_status_and_selected_vitamin_status_of_women_of_childbearing_age_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1601217 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -