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April 2002 Issue

Food Folate May Protect Against Colorectal Cancer

Eating a diet that includes foods rich in folate, the food form of folic acid, may protect against colon and rectal cancers. Thatís what researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City concluded after following 56,837 women in the Canadian National Breast Screening Study. This finding confirmed that of the Nursesí Health Study, but was not complicated by multivitamin use, as that one was. Thus, the researchers concluded that dietary sources of folate may be enough

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