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Study Shows High Folate Intakes Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

July 5, 2011: 07:20 PM EST
Increased intake of folate may help cut the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the Gastroenterology journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute. Researchers focused on the link between folate consumption and colorectal cancer among 99,523 participants in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. Results showed no significant association in the first two years of follow-up studies, but discovered significantly inverse relations in the following years. Findings supported epidemiological evidence that increased folate intake cuts colorectal cancer risk and eased worries that high intakes of the water-soluble B vitamin may actually increase risk of cancer.
Press Release, American Gastroenterological Association, "High Folate Intake May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer", American Gastroenterological Association, July 05, 2011, © American Gastroenterological Association
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