Felix Twum

Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Southern Mississippi

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Folate and Heart disease

To evaluate the relationship between serum folate and heart diseases with special focus on myocardial infarction (heart attack). There is currently no consensus in the literature on the effect of elevated blood folate on cardiovascular disease outcomes. With the food…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

To evaluate the relationship between serum folate and heart diseases with special focus on myocardial infarction (heart attack). There is currently no consensus in the literature on the effect of elevated blood folate on cardiovascular disease outcomes. With the food fortification with folic acid mandate in the US, the average serum levels of folate has increased for not just women in their reproductive age but everyone in the US. There is a need to be sure of the effect of elevated folate on other health outcomes apart from neural tube defects. It is our hope that the relationship between folate and heart diseases will be better understood using the All of Us data for policy makers to re-evaluate the mandatory food fortification policy in the US.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (Heart disease)

Scientific Approaches

We will divide the serum folate variable into quartiles and use that as a predictor variable of myocardial infarction among the study participants. Both binary and multivariable logistic regression models will be used for this analysis.

Anticipated Findings

It is our hope that the relationship between folate and heart diseases will be better understood using the All of Us data for policy makers to re-evaluate the mandatory food fortification policy in the US.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity

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  • Felix Twum - Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Southern Mississippi
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