Dietary folate and colorectal cancer.

  title={Dietary folate and colorectal cancer.},
  author={Carlo La La Vecchia and Eva Negri and Claudio Pelucchi and Silvia Franceschi},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={102 5},
Folate may be inversely related to colorectal cancer risk, possibly in combination with low methionine and high alcohol consumption. We considered, therefore, the relation between folate and colorectal cancer in a multicentric case-control study of 1,953 cases and 4,154 controls from Italy, i.e., a population with frequent regular alcohol drinking. In the overall data set, the odds ratio (OR) was 0.72 for the highest quintile of folate, and the continuous OR per 100 microg was 0.86. The inverse… CONTINUE READING


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