Dietary and lifestyle predictors of folate insufficiency in non-supplemented German women

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Dietary and lifestyle predictors of folate insufficiency in non-supplemented German women. / Obeid, Rima; Schön, Christiane; Wilhelm, Manfred; Pietrzik, Klaus; Pilz, Stefan.

In: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2019, p. 367-376.

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Obeid, R, Schön, C, Wilhelm, M, Pietrzik, K & Pilz, S 2019, 'Dietary and lifestyle predictors of folate insufficiency in non-supplemented German women', International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 367-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637486.2018.1511686

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Obeid, R., Schön, C., Wilhelm, M., Pietrzik, K., & Pilz, S. (2019). Dietary and lifestyle predictors of folate insufficiency in non-supplemented German women. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 70(3), 367-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637486.2018.1511686

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Obeid R, Schön C, Wilhelm M, Pietrzik K, Pilz S. 2019. Dietary and lifestyle predictors of folate insufficiency in non-supplemented German women. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 70(3):367-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637486.2018.1511686

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Obeid, Rima et al. "Dietary and lifestyle predictors of folate insufficiency in non-supplemented German women". International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2019, 70(3). 367-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637486.2018.1511686

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Obeid R, Schön C, Wilhelm M, Pietrzik K, Pilz S. Dietary and lifestyle predictors of folate insufficiency in non-supplemented German women. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2019;70(3):367-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637486.2018.1511686

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Obeid, Rima ; Schön, Christiane ; Wilhelm, Manfred ; Pietrzik, Klaus ; Pilz, Stefan. / Dietary and lifestyle predictors of folate insufficiency in non-supplemented German women. In: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2019 ; Vol. 70, No. 3. pp. 367-376.

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