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A series of studies analyze the effects of a nutrient-poor diet, which can cause deficiencies and imbalances in the body. More recently, a lack of folate, also known as vitamin B9, responsible for maintaining several heart functions, has been associated with an increased risk of bowel cancer.
This is what a study conducted by the Annals of Oncology institute shows, revealing that folate deficiency can contribute to the development of certain types of cancer, including bowel cancer. To achieve this, the research involved more than 5,000 participants divided into two groups: some with cancer and others under eight years of age.
The results showed that people who had adequate folate intake had a reduced risk of several types of cancer, including bowel cancer.
With substantial information, the study authors highlighted that these findings not only confirmed previous findings about the relationship between high folate intake and reduced risk of colorectal and esophageal cancer, but also suggested a lower risk of several other types of cancer.
Although the results of this research are promising, it is important to highlight that further investigations are still needed to fully understand the mechanisms involved in this interaction and to confirm the results obtained so far.
Credits: Ratraca Livre.