Folate Intake May Reduce Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

Reuters (9/3, Pittman) reported that according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people with the highest daily folate intake had a 30% less risk of colorectal cancer than those with lower intakes. Todd Gibson of the National Cancer Institute, however, was quoted as saying that folate’s effect is “definitely still an open question.” Reuters noted the study does not show any harm in taking more folate than the daily recommended amount, which had been a previous concern.