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Must look at current research in PubMed. MTHFR just identified around 1998, variants in 2001 and 2003. 35-50% of Americans affected with this gene polymorphism. Mandatory folic acid fortification in our foods since January 1, 1998.
Mark Hyman, MD (has MTHFR, iirc) has been making connections.
And Stephen Smith, MD:
And Neil Rawlins. MD (has MTHFR, iirc):
And Joel Fuhrman, MD:
"We" mandate folic acid in prenatal vitamins and this is not metabolized properly by the 40% of the population with MTHFR and thus food folate is less able to be utilized. Concurrently, we are having increased rates of impaired detoxification (with MTHFR and impaired methylation due to folic acid fortification) and increased ASD (which has some genetic connection).
Here is more again: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1184692/real-folate...
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) genetic polymorphisms and psychiatric disorders: a HuGE review.
MTHFR genetic polymorphism and autism spectum disorders.
Meta-analysis of genetic studies on major depressive disorder.
More from Kenneth Bock, MD:
Here is more about the Nutrigenomics related to the MTHFR gene.
general info here: http://heal-thyself.ning.c om/forum/topics/mthfr-c677 t-folate
more extensive lay explanation: http://heal-thyself.ning.c om/profiles/blogs/folate-v s-folic-acid
great tutorial (video) about homocysteine: http://heal-thyself.ning.c om/video/homocysteine-1
The Basics: http://www.detoxpuzzle.com /mthfr.php
chart of folate pathways: http://heal-thyself.ning.c om/group/nutritionbiochemi stry/forum/topics/folic-ac id-cycle
food sources: http://heal-thyself.ning.c om/forum/topics/folate-1
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