Increased plasma homocyst(e)ine after withdrawal of ready-to-eat breakfast cereal from the diet: Prevention by breakfast cereal providing 200 μg folic acid

M. R. Malinow, P. B. Duell, A. Irvin-Jones, B. M. Upson, Paul Duell

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We tested the hypothesis that cessation of habitual ingestion of breakfast cereals would be associated with elevated plasma homocyst(e)ine concentrations. We anticipated that those subjects who reported consuming breakfast cereals containing 100 to 400 μg of folic acid per serving before entering the study would achieve higher plasma homocyst(e)ine concentrations if, in addition to their regular diet, they began ingesting a daily serving of breakfast cereal that contained less than 10 μg of folic acid per serving. Design: Seventy-nine subjects consumed a daily serving of breakfast cereal containing either

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-457
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American College of Nutrition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000



  • Atherosclerosis
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Fogic acid
  • Homocysteine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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