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Folate and vitamin B12 linked to cancer

Peter Griffin posted in on November 18th, 2009.

Treating people who have pre-existing heart conditions with folic acid and vitamin B12 could increase their risk of cancer and death from any cause, according to a new study in the Journal of American Medical Association. The study was conducted in Norway, which does not have folic acid fortification of its foods and hence was […]

Vitamin B12 and neural tube defects

Peter Griffin posted in on March 17th, 2009.

A study published in the Pediatrics journal this month suggests that vitamin B12 may be an important nutrient in preventing neural tube defects (NTDs). It has been known for some time that folic acid reduces the risk of having a baby with a NTD, and in New Zealand it is recommended by the Ministry of […]

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