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Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Washington University in St. Louis have found folic acid fortification of grain products in the United States may have an impact on lowering some childhood cancers.
Folic acid fortification of foods may reduce the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumors in children.
Pregnant women in poor communities in Bangladesh who received multiple micronutrients, including iron and folic acid combined with early food supplementation, had substantially improved survival of their newborns, compared to women in a standard program that included usual food supplementation.
Beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid – taken up to three times their recommended daily allowance, these supplements are probably harmless.
Government regulators and the scientific community should work to ensure that they give clear guidance to the public about dietary supplements and cancer risk.
Serious birth defects of the brain and spine in America's babies, particularly those of Hispanic origin, could be reduced if the nation's corn masa flour products were fortified with the B vitamin folic acid.
But hold the supplements, for now, researchers say
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