Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-8-2021

Early Online Version

12-2020

JOURNAL

Annals of Pediatrics and Child Health

VOLUME NUMBER

9

ISSUE NUMBER

1

PAGE NUMBERS

1219

ISSN

2373-9312

Embargo Period

2-21-2021

ANZSRC / FoR Code

420605 Preventative health care| 420899 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine not elsewhere classified

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle and Health Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

Background/Aims: Vegetarians have a high risk of abnormal vitamin B-12 (B-12), and homocysteine (Hcy), status. The objectives included assessment of: 1) folate, B-12, and Hcy status; 2) incidence rate of abnormal folate, B-12, and Hcy; and 3) associations between folate and B-12 with Hcy status among vegetarian and non-vegetarian adolescents.

Methods: A cross-sectional plasma folate, B-12, and Hcyassessment in 49 vegetarian and 639 non-vegetarian, 14-17 year-old, participants from New South Wales, Australia.

Results: Mean (range) folate (nmol/L), B-12 (pmol/L), and Hcy (μmol/L), were: 33.4 (9.57-101) vs. 27.7 (2.7-86), p=0.033; 287.81 (134-702) vs. 392.22 (119-1300), p

Conclusions: B-12 is a nutrient of a concern for vegetarian teenagers. To improve B-12 status, vegetarian adolescents should consume foods fortified with B-12, and/or take B-12 supplements.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://www.jscimedcentral.com/Pediatrics/

Peer Review

Before publication

Comments

Used by permission: the author(s).

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Included in

Nursing Commons

Share

COinS