Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 25th, 2004
Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that has been shown to play an important role in DNA synthesis and repair. Previous studies have shown that a low intake of folate may be associated with an increased risk of breast and colorectal cancer, especially among alcohol drinkers.
Susanna Larsson and Alicja Wolk of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and Edward Giovannucci of the Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts, USA, looked at data from 61,084 women in the Swedish Mammography Cohort to examine the...
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