Folic acid supplementation and cell kinetics of rectal mucosa in patients with ulcerative colitis.

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It has been suggested that colon cancer risk in ulcerative colitis (UC) is correlated to a reduced bioavailability of folate. We studied the effects of folate supplementation on the pattern of rectal cell proliferation in patients affected by long-standing UC. In the rectal mucosa of these patients, an expansion of proliferating cells to the crypt surface… (More)

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@article{Biasco1997FolicAS, title={Folic acid supplementation and cell kinetics of rectal mucosa in patients with ulcerative colitis.}, author={Guido Biasco and Ursula Zannoni and Gian Maria Paganelli and Renato Santucci and Paolo Gionchetti and Giulia Rivolta and Rita Miniero and Loris Pironi and Carlo Calabrese and Giulio Di Febo and Mario Miglioli}, journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology}, year={1997}, volume={6 6}, pages={469-71} }