Folic acid and colorectal cancer: Unwarranted fears

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Question: Some Of my female patients are afraid of taking folic acid because they "fear cancer." What is the evidence for this? Answer: Theoretical evidence in experimental models is sharply contrasted by 3 recent meta-analyses of randomized and observational studies. Women planning to become pregnant should supplement with the folate dose they need to prevent neural tube defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)889-890
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


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