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No evidence of cancer risk from folate supplements

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f546 (Published 30 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f546

Concerns about links between folate supplements and some types of cancer led researchers to reanalyse the individual datasets of 13 placebo controlled trials. The pooled results were reassuring. Participants taking folate supplements were no more likely than controls to develop new cancers during an average follow-up of five years (1904 …

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