Further Reading

Bailey LB (ed.) (1995) Folate in Health and Disease. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Blakley R (1969) The biochemistry of folic acid and related pteridines. In: Newbergen H and Taton EL (eds.) North Holland Research Monographs Frontiers of Biology, vol. 13, Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company.

Boushey CJ, Beresford SA, Omenn GS, and Motulsky AG (1995) A quantitative assessment of plasma homocysteine as a risk factor for vascular disease. JAMA 274: 1049-1057.

Chanarin I (1979) The Megaloblastic Anaemias, 2nd edn. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications.

Duthie SJ (1999) Folic acid deficiency and cancer: mechanisms of DNA instability. British Medical Bulletin 55: 578-592.

Homocysteine Lowering Trialists' Collaboration (1998) Lowering blood homocysteine with folic acid based supplements: metaanalysis of randomised trials. BMJ 316: 894-898.

National Academy of Sciences (1998) Dietary Reference Intakes: Folate, other B Vitamins and Choline. Wasington, DC: National Academy Press.

Refsum H, Ueland PM, Bygard MD, and Vollset SE (1998) Homocysteine and cardiovascular disease. Annual Review of Medicine 49: 31-62.

Reynolds EH (2002) Folic acid, ageing, depression, and dementia. BMJ 324: 1512-1515.

Scott JM and Weir DG (1994) Folate/vitamin B12 interrelationships. Essays in Biochemistry 28: 63-72.

UK Department of Health (2000) Folic Acid and the Prevention of Disease. Report of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutritional Policy. Norwich: Her Majesty's Stationary Office.

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