Vitamin status

Vitamin status

Vitamin status refers to the state of vitamin sufficiency or deficiency of any person. For example, a test may reveal that a patient's folate status is sufficient, borderline, or severely inadequate.
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3] and [alpha]-tocopherol concentrations and initial vitamin status of pig plasma at weaning may not affect its plasma status at 14 d after weaning.
2011) Women's compliance with current folic acid recommendations and achievement of optimal vitamin status for preventing neural tube defects.
Among the topics are the effects of early diet on cognition and the brain, zinc deficiency and cognitive development, macronutrients and cognitive performance, hydration and mental performance, neurocognitive effects of herbal extracts, malnutrition and externalizing behavior, vitamin status and psychiatric disorders, and fatty acids and schizophrenia.
The tests also provide insight about eating patterns, vitamin status, as well as the body's response to exercise.
Absorption depends on many factors, including the type of carotenoid, the food it is contained within, and the digestive health, vitamin status and genetic makeup of the individual.
Nevertheless, the associations between smoking status and circulating vitamin concentration were similar in the 2 trial populations, indicating that differences in treatment and/or medical condition (including vitamin status itself) did not modify the results.
The Harvard group's work generated additional interest in dietary factors, and by 2007 a group in Sydney, Australia had published their own work exploring associations between elevated homocysteine levels and B vitamin status.
These days we in our clinical practice use homocysteine analyses mainly for assessment of vitamin status.
To examine changes in vitamin status during ICU stay, the study comprised two periods: an 'admission' period (the first 48 hours of ICU stay) and a 'later' period (from 48 hours to day six).
Mary Ann Johnson, PhD, from the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, one of the authors of the study conducted at the University of Georgia, announced that this is the first study that associates hearing loss with vitamin status.
Useful assays for B vitamin status include plasma homocysteine, serum cobalamine, serum methylmalonic acid, serum folic acid, and red blood cell folic acid.