Investigating the association between sun exposure and folate degradation in the human body

Borradale, David C. (2013) Investigating the association between sun exposure and folate degradation in the human body. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is the first study to investigate the associations between sun exposure and folate degradation in a group of childbearing age women in a high UV environment. It examined whether the degree of sun exposure experienced by women influenced blood folate levels following a period of folic acid supplementation and found a strong significant relationship between increased sun exposure and folate degradation. This relationship has strong implications for public health and the thesis has provided a foundation for further research in this area.

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ID Code: 65353
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kimlin, Michael, Hacker, Elke, & Isenring, Elisabeth
Keywords: Folate, Neural Tube Defects, food fortification, supplementation, Ultraviolet, sun exposure, public health
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2013 06:28
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:46

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