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No link between folic acid and increased colorectal cancer risk

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Scientists from the Epidemiology Research Program of the American Cancer Society investigated the association between folate intake and colorectal cancer by studying the data from almost 100,000 men and women.

They concluded that intake of high levels of total folate reduces the risk of colorectal cancer and that there is no evidence that dietary fortification or supplementation with Folic Acid increases colorectal cancer risk. Their study "High Levels of Folate, from Supplements and Fortification, Are Not Associated with Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer" is published in the journal Gastroenterology. The researchers note that although many known colorectal cancer risk factors were accounted for in the study, unmeasured confounding remains possible.

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