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B vitamins related to homocysteine metabolism in adults celiac disease patients: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, October 2015
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Title
B vitamins related to homocysteine metabolism in adults celiac disease patients: a cross-sectional study
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Nutrition Journal, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12937-015-0099-8
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Flávia Xavier Valente, Tatiana do Nascimento Campos, Luís Fernando de Sousa Moraes, Helen Hermana Miranda Hermsdorff, Leandro de Morais Cardoso, Helena Maria Pinheiro-Sant’Ana, Flávio Augusto Barros Gilberti, Maria do Carmo Gouveia Peluzio

Abstract

The only treatment for celiac disease is the gluten-free diet. Few studies have assessed the nutritional adequacy of this diet, especially of B vitamins related to homocysteine metabolism. The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status and serum concentrations of B vitamins involved in homocysteine metabolism, and to determine whether the dietary intake of these vitamins are meeting Dietary Reference Intakes in celiac patients. A cross-sectional study enrolled a total of 20 celiac patients (36.3 ± 13.7 years old; 65 % women), following strict gluten-free diet (GFD) and 39 healthy controls matched by sex and age. The dietary intake was assessed by 3-day food records, and serum concentrations of homocysteine and vitamins B6, B12, and folate were determined after overnight fasting. Comparisons between the two groups were performed by Student's t test or Mann-Whitney U-test, for continuous variables. Pearson's chi-square test or Fisher's exact test was used for categorical variables. An alpha level of 5 % were considered significant. Celiac patients had lower serum folate concentrations (7.7 ± 3.5 ng/mL, P < 0.05) than controls. All celiac patients had folate intake below the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) (130.8 ± 53.6 μg/d). However, only a small proportion of celiac patients had hyperhomocysteinemia. Celiac patients treated with GFD presented inadequacy of dietary folate intake and low-serum concentrations of folate, suggesting that more attention should be given to the quality of the nutrients offered by the GFD, as it constitutes a lifelong treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 2%
Unknown 54 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 27%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Other 5 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 10 18%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2018.
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