Taking folate in pregnancy and risk of maternal breast cancer

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7491.600 (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:600

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  1. Gordon Stirrat, senior research fellow in ethics in medicine (g.m.stirrat@bristol.ac.uk)
  1. Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS2 8BH

    EDITOR—On 10 December 2004 a banner headline on the front page of a popular tabloid newspaper read: “Cancer danger of folic acid” on the basis of a paper by Charles et al on taking folate in pregnancy and risk of maternal breast cancer.1 2 …

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