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Jan 21, 2008 08:36PM
Here is a link to a clinical study that showed that folic acid might promote colon cancer.
More studies are needed, of course, and the trial participants took 1000mg of folic acid daily (which is an extremely high dose) so I'm sure I'm being overly cautious, but there's definitely something up with it. I took a lot of folic acid while pregnant with my children (1200mcg the first 4 months) and then at least 800mcg after that until they weaned. There's this as well:
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/407... and this on wikipedia:
Most epidemiologic studies suggest that diets high in folate are associated with decreased risk of breast cancer, but results are not uniformly consistent: one large cancer screening trial reported a potential harmful effect of high folate intake on breast cancer risk, suggesting that routine folate supplementation should not be recommended as a breast cancer preventive, but a 2007 Swedish prospective study found that a high folate intake was associated with a lower incidence of postmenopausal breast cancer.So the authorities are not really sure if this will work for cancer or not, (or the age at witch it is safe to start taking folate)but this will all become clear soon.
It sounds as if it's safer to get it from our food, but who knows. I would like to find a multivitamin without it, and take it as part of a B-complex occasionally.
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