Wetenschap - 1 januari 1970

Folic acid intake far too low among the Dutch

Folic acid intake far too low among the Dutch

Folic acid intake far too low among the Dutch


A Wageningen PhD researcher discovered that the Dutch intake of folic acid
is too low. The average Dutch diet contains twenty percent less of the
vitamin than is recommended and to make matters worse, the folic acid in
our food is often of the wrong sort.

A shortage of folic acid in the diet has been linked to increased risk of
spina bifida, depression, coronary disease and dementia. “The Dutch
government advises a daily intake of three hundred micrograms of folic
acid,

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