Breast Cancer and Folic Acid

Dr. Walter C. Willett, a distinguished nutritionist at the Harvard School of Public Health, observes that more than one drink per day appears to raise the risk of breast cancer. However, he points out that 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid -- the amount typically found in a multivitamin -- appears to offset this risk in women who drink moderately.


References:

  • Willett, W.C. You are what you...drink. Bottom line/health, 2001 (October), 15.

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