Does Folic Acid Increase Your Cancer Risk?


By Molly Clifton

New research confirms using folic acid supplements is not likely to increase your cancer risk.

The University of Oxford looked at about 50,000 people and found taking folic acid for five years is safe.

Many pregnant women use folic acid, which is a type of vitamin B, to lower the risk of early labor.

Some people also use folic acid to prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke.

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