Jun 28, 2022
Folate (also known as viatmin B9) actually relates to a
collection of folates; both natural dietary folates and synthetic
forms, primarily folic acid. This folate/folic acid that is
consumed via the diet or supplementation is a precursor for the
formation of tetrahydrofolate (THF), which is a carbon donor and
acts a cofactor for a number of enzymes that play important roles
in several processes.
In this episode, Alan and Danny discuss the role of folate in the methlyation cycle, the impact of folate insufficiency/deficiency, genetics variatnts of the MTHFR gene (and other genes) that impact folate metabolism, and the impact of folate on health outcomes; including heart disease, birth defects, cancer, and brain health & cognition.
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