Kazakhstan: A folate-deficient area?

A. Akilzhanova, N. Takamura, Y. Zhaojia, K. Aoyagi, L. Karazhanova, S. Yamashita

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Abstract

Objective: In the Republic of Kazakhstan, located in central Asia, the traditional diet consists mainly of meat, and vegetable intake tends to be deficient. This eating lifestyle may contribute to folate deficiency, which is closely linked to abnormal homocysteine (HCY) metabolism. Subjects and methods: In order to evaluate current folate status in the healthy Kazakh population, we screened serum folate and plasma HCY in 50 healthy Kazakh adults aged 20-65 years (KZH) and 60 healthy Japanese control subjects aged 27-65 years (JPN). Results: Serum levels of folate were significantly lower in KZH than in JPN (3.1 vs 10.0ng/ml, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1143
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Kazakhstan
Folic Acid
folic acid
homocysteine
Homocysteine
Central Asia
meat consumption
vegetable consumption
Serum
Vegetables
Meat
lifestyle
Life Style
Eating
ingestion
Diet
metabolism
diet
Population

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  • Food Science

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Akilzhanova, A., Takamura, N., Zhaojia, Y., Aoyagi, K., Karazhanova, L., & Yamashita, S. (2006). Kazakhstan: A folate-deficient area? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 60(9), 1141-1143. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602428

Kazakhstan : A folate-deficient area? / Akilzhanova, A.; Takamura, N.; Zhaojia, Y.; Aoyagi, K.; Karazhanova, L.; Yamashita, S.

In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 60, No. 9, 09.2006, p. 1141-1143.

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Akilzhanova, A, Takamura, N, Zhaojia, Y, Aoyagi, K, Karazhanova, L & Yamashita, S 2006, 'Kazakhstan: A folate-deficient area?', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 60, no. 9, pp. 1141-1143. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602428
Akilzhanova A, Takamura N, Zhaojia Y, Aoyagi K, Karazhanova L, Yamashita S. Kazakhstan: A folate-deficient area? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2006 Sep;60(9):1141-1143. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602428
Akilzhanova, A. ; Takamura, N. ; Zhaojia, Y. ; Aoyagi, K. ; Karazhanova, L. ; Yamashita, S. / Kazakhstan : A folate-deficient area?. In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2006 ; Vol. 60, No. 9. pp. 1141-1143.
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