Published in Cancer Weekly, August 30th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Cancer, "Periconceptional vitamin supplementation reduces the risk of neural tube defects, and possibly may reduce the risk of certain childhood malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Because children with DS experience a 20-fold higher risk of leukemia than the general population, the authors evaluated whether periconceptional vitamin supplementation reduced the risk of leukemia in children with DS."
"From 1997 to 2002, 158 children ages birth-18 years with DS and acute leukemia...
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