You Should Know

July 1999 Issue

Women Who Drink Should Get More Folate

Getting enough folate may help ease the increased risk of breast cancer among women who regularly consume alcohol, according to a Boston study of nearly 90,000 middle-aged women. (Previous research has shown that as little as one drink a day increases risk.)Indeed, in this study, reported in the May 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, among women who took in less than 300 micrograms of folate a day, those

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