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High doses of folic acid don't raise cancer risk: study (Yahoo)

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Default High doses of folic acid don't raise cancer risk: study (Yahoo)

(Reuters) - People taking high doses of the B vitamin folic acid are not at an increased risk of cancer, according to an international analysis - easing some concern about the possible side effects of national programs aimed to raise intake of the vitamin. The United States and Canada have required flour to be fortified with folic acid since 1998, after deficiencies of it in pregnant women were tied to brain and spinal cord birth defects in their babies. ...

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