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Acculturation Factors Are Associated with Folate Intakes among Mexican American Women
Journal of Nutrition
Folic acid can prevent neural tube defects (NTD). Hispanic women have a higher prevalence of NTD than non-Hispanic white (NHW) women and consume less folic acid. Among Hispanics, acculturation has been associated with lower intakes of natural folate. It is unknown if this same relationship is seen for fortified foods. This article describes the associations of acculturation factors with usual folate intakes from foods and supplements and compares the proportion that meets recommended intakes ofdoi:10.3945/jn.111.143412 pmid:21865570 fatcat:ulmxjskhvfaunkqci3loiikbyq