Folic Acid Doesn’t Cut Risk of Colon Polyps: Study (Reuters)


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“The observational data continually show an inverse association between measures of folic acid, that is diet or blood level, and the risk of colorectal cancer,” Baron tells Reuters. “The clinical trial data such as we have … suggest no benefit overall.”

Read the full story, published 10/14/12 in Reuters.

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