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Folic acid supplements increase Prostate Cancer
EngineerGuy posted:
Hi folks,

This is an amazing study. 1 mg folic acid supplements, randomly assigned versus placebo, and followed for up to 10 years, caused a 9.7% prostate cancer rate, versus 3.3% for placebo.

But getting folate from food reduced prostate cancer risk: "In contrast,
baseline dietary folate intake and plasma folate in nonmultivitamin
users were inversely associated with risk of prostate cancer, although
these associations did not attain statistical significance in adjusted

Folic Acid and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Results From a Randomized
Clinical Trial, Jane C. Figueiredo, J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009 March 18; 101(6): 432—435.

The full article:

Guess where I heard it from? , of course. WHY NOT FROM A GOVERNMENT SOURCE (US Dietary Gurdelines, for example?) Open and click on Cancer, for much more dramatic info, including reducing breast cancer incidence, etc.

Best regards, EngineerGuy
jc3737 responded:
I'm glad Fuhrmans "gentle care supplement"omits these potentially harmful additives.
DoloresTeresa replied to jc3737's response:
However, how many vitamins are people getting who eat fortified foods. Even something which is supposed to be a vegan substitute for cheese (nutritional yeast) has folic acid in it with no label warning not to eat more than 2.5 tablespoons full (this 440 mcgs folic acid which is the daily value for the vitamin.


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