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#107182 - 07/13/03 03:23 PM Re: worth emphasizing
Dear WW: here is an excerpt from an NIH publication:
"How can you make sure you're getting enough folic acid? In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration mandated that folic acid be added to enriched grain products - so you can increase your intake by looking for breakfast cereals, breads, pastas, and rice containing 100% of the recommended daily folic acid allowance. But for most women, eating fortified foods isn't enough. To reach the recommended daily level, you'll probably need a vitamin supplement. Talk to your doctor about whether he or she recommends a prescription supplement or an over-the-counter brand."
#107183 - 07/16/03 10:23 PM Re: worth emphasizing
Apologies for any inadvertant mantling.
Spina bifida and other neural tube defects are decreasing in incidence for a couple of reasons. Firstly, as mentioned above, the understanding of the preventative role of folic acid. Secondly, the increase in (nay, introduction of) pre-natal detection and hence an increase in elective termination of the pregnancy.
There are a number of different atresias (oesophageal - the spelling IS regional, if the Commonwealth nations are a region, biliary, duodenal, any part of the gut really) and they are quite common, lethal if untreated, but easily corrected in most cases.
#107184 - 07/24/03 06:46 AM Re: worth emphasizing
An interesting discussion to read. Thank you all.
Edit: just remembered that when I was a boy we were told that if a potato had been cooked with 'eyes' still in it we should cut them away and never eat them. Wonder what was behind that old wives' tale?
#107185 - 07/24/03 07:15 AM Re: worth emphasizing
I don't think it is an OWT, dixby - potatoes can be a source of a poison called solanine in some circumstances.
#107186 - 07/25/03 02:28 AM Re: worth emphasizing
So is there owt in it?
#107187 - 07/25/03 06:31 AM Re: worth emphasizing
Nah, there's nowt in't.
#107188 - 07/25/03 10:11 AM Re: worth emphasizing
One of potato lore that surprised me. My daughter on Prince Edward Island told me that after the potato harvest there,
the small potatoes left in the fields were not safe to eat after the first frost. I do not know the basis for that,
but have no reason to disbelieve it. The islanders are too frugal to waste anything without good reason.
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