Concerns grow over U.S. consumption of folic acid

05/11/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Folic acid, which is added to many foods because of its benefits in reducing birth defects, may be falling out of favor as new research has shown it may increase the risk of certain cancers, including colon cancer. Experts say it's time to figure out how much folic acid is enough and how much is too much for various segments of the public.

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