Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Low folate diets and colorectal cancer - WTF?

Folates are a type of B vitamin. Some studies show that a deficiency of folates is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer:

Low folate diets found to increase risk of colorectal cancer

Interestingly enough, a deficiency of folates also decreases the cancer risk:

Low folate levels may curb colorectal cancer risk

Low folate levels may cut bowel cancer risk

Maybe someone should study the risks of high levels of folates? Or just say "the heck with it"....

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