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SEVERE EXPERIMENTAL FOLATE DEFICIENCY
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Part A - SpringerPlus 3:442
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Part B - SpringerPlus 3:441
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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 and Pubmed Central 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

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25332850

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

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25332849

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