Study Links Natural B Vitamin Folate And Cancer Prevention

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Uploaded on December 30, 2010 by mdanderson

Folate is a natural B-vitamin that plays a role in DNA creation, repair and function as well as red blood cell production. A new study reports that people with higher levels of folate in their red blood cells were more likely to have two cancer-preventing genes shut down by methylation -- a chemical off switch for gene.

Co-author Jean-Pierre Issa, M.D., professor in MD Anderson's Department of Leukemia explains they study

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