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Changes in folate status in overweight/obese women following two different weight control programmes based on an increased consumption of vegetables or fortified breakfast cereals.
Br J Nutr. 2006 Oct; 96(4):712-8.BJ

Abstract

The modification of folate status was analysed in a group of sixty-seven overweight/obese women of childbearing age (20-35 years). Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two slightly hypocaloric diets: diet V (increased consumption of vegetables) or diet C (increased consumption of breakfast cereals). Dietetic, anthropometric and biochemical data were collected at the start of the study and again at 2 and 6 weeks. At 6 weeks a weight loss of 2.0 (sd 1.3) kg was achieved in V subjects and of 2.8 (sd 1.4) kg in C subjects (P < 0.05). At the start of the study, 64.2 % of all subjects had a folate intake of < 67 % of the recommended intake; this fell to just 3 % (7.14 % of V subjects and 0 % of C subjects) by week 6. Significant increases were only seen in C subjects in serum folate concentrations (both at 2 and 6 weeks), accompanied by a significant reduction in serum homocysteine (at week 6). Some 62.1 % of all subjects had serum folate concentrations of > or = 13.6 nmol/l (associated with a very low risk of neural tube defects) at the start of the study, while 87.0 % (85.2 % of V subjects and 88.9 % of C subjects) had concentrations of > or = 13.6 nmol/l at 6 weeks (P < 0.01). Increasing the relative consumption of vegetables/cereals in the context of a slightly hypocaloric diet may therefore be a good way to lose body weight. Breakfast cereals may be of special help with respect to folate status and serum homocysteine levels in overweight/obese young women following energy restriction diets.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departamento de Nutrición, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain. rortega@farm.ucm.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17010231

Citation

Ortega, R M., et al. "Changes in Folate Status in Overweight/obese Women Following Two Different Weight Control Programmes Based On an Increased Consumption of Vegetables or Fortified Breakfast Cereals." The British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 96, no. 4, 2006, pp. 712-8.
Ortega RM, López-Sobaler AM, Andrés P, et al. Changes in folate status in overweight/obese women following two different weight control programmes based on an increased consumption of vegetables or fortified breakfast cereals. Br J Nutr. 2006;96(4):712-8.
Ortega, R. M., López-Sobaler, A. M., Andrés, P., Rodríguez-Rodríguez, E., Aparicio, A., Bermejo, L. M., & López-Plaza, B. (2006). Changes in folate status in overweight/obese women following two different weight control programmes based on an increased consumption of vegetables or fortified breakfast cereals. The British Journal of Nutrition, 96(4), 712-8.
Ortega RM, et al. Changes in Folate Status in Overweight/obese Women Following Two Different Weight Control Programmes Based On an Increased Consumption of Vegetables or Fortified Breakfast Cereals. Br J Nutr. 2006;96(4):712-8. PubMed PMID: 17010231.
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