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Assessment of folic acid and anthropometric status in cystic fibrosis patients

Assessment of folic acid and anthropometric status in cystic fibrosis patients

Nutrition Reports International 34(5): 721-733

Of 9 male and 7 female patients 1 to 20 years old with cystic fibrosis and clinical condition ranging from good to near death, 9 were below the 3rd percentile in height and 8 were below the 3rd percentile in weight; 10 had borderline to poor physique based on weight/height relation without reference to age. Serum folic acid concentration reflecting current dietary state ranged from 8.7 to 62, mean 26.9 +or- 15.5 ng/ml.

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