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Does folic acid help fight cancer?

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Some studies suggest that folic acid may play a role in the fight against cancer while others show and increased risk for some types. More studies are needed. While there seems to be some potential benefit in eating foods with folic acid as part of a regular healthy diet, studies do not show any anti-cancer benefit from taking folic acid supplements. In fact, some studies suggest that supplements may slightly increase the risk of cancer.

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American Cancer Society. Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.  



Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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American Cancer Society. Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.  



Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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