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Folic acid supplements don't improve cancer rates

Added: Thursday 28 March 2013

A meta-analysis published in the <cite>Lancet</cite> finds that taking folic acid supplements neither increases nor decreases the incidence of cancer. Even when very high doses were given, there was no significant difference between the group receiving folic acid and the control group receiving a placebo. The Norwegian investigators commented that their research does not support any hopes that folic acid might help to prevent cancer, but neither does it support any fears that folic acid might increase cancer risk.