Since the publication of the article “Low Circulating Folate and Vitamin B6 Concentrations: Risk Factors for Stroke, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Coronary Artery Disease” by Robinson et al, the authors have noticed a flaw relating to the red cell folate values. Below are the corrected red cell folate values that should be substituted in each of the tables as indicated.
Furthermore, the authors state: In essence, the prevalence of low folate status (<10th percentile) is still greater in cases than in controls, although low folate status at this level is no longer a predictor of vascular disease in multivariate analysis as stated in the original article. When the 20th percentile is used as the cut point, low folate status is an independent risk factor for vascular disease. This was not stated in the original article. The increased risk of vascular disease in relation to low vitamin B6 status remains robust as originally stated.⇓⇓⇓⇓
[Correction for Volume 97, Number 5, February 10, 1998; Pages 437–443.]
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