THE VITAMIN B12 AND FOLATE PATHOLOGY INVESTIGATION
THE INVESTIGATION OF ERRORS IN PATHOLOGY TESTS
FOR VITAMIN B12 AND FOLATE DEFICIENCY
BY MEANS OF MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS
THE FOLATE INVESTIGATION
FOLATE PUBLICATIONS

On 23 September 2014, my two articles on the subject of experimental folate deficiency were published in the peer-reviewed open-access journal, SpringerPlus. The articles describe two different aspects of the one experiment.; errors in red-cell folate immunoassays, and the biochemical and haematological responses to severe folate deficiency.

My self-experimentation is controversial, and publication of my articles has been very difficult, because my work challenges currently accepted dogma on:

  • Reliability of pathology tests, in this case red-cell folate immunoassays
  • Time taken to develop megaloblastic anaemia from folate deficiency
  • Ethics of self-experimentation in medical research

The full HTML and PDF versions of both of my articles are freely available at the following SpringerPlus links:

Severe experimental folate deficiency in a human subject - a longitudinal study of biochemical and haematological responses as megaloblastic anaemia develops
http://www.springerplus.com/content/3/1/442

Severe experimental folate deficiency in a human subject - a longitudinal investigation of red-cell folate immunoassay errors as megaloblastic anaemia develops
http://www.springerplus.com/content/3/1/441

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