Folate, Alcohol, and Breast Cancer
An exhaustive review of the research evidence has found that women who drink alcohol and have a high folate intake are not at increased risk of breast cancer compared to those who abstain from alcohol.
Foods rich in folate include citrus fruits, citrus juices, dark green leafy vegetables, dried beans, and peas.
- Bailey, L.B. Folate, methyl-related nutrients, alcohol and the MTHFR 677C -->T polymorphous affect cancer risk: intake recommendations. Journal of Nutrition, 2003, 133, 37485-37535.
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