Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Patient Insights into the Design of Technology to Support a Strengths-Based Approach to Health Care.

Greater intake of dietary omega-3 fatty acids associated with lower risk of diabetic retinopathy

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Japanese green tea consumers have reduced risk of dementia

Researchers find herpes strain in the nervous system

Do Nothing, Accomplish Everything! The Connection Between Breathing and Healing

Nature Heals

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Meet the ProHealth Editors

Choline: Why You Should Eat Your Egg Yolks and Take Krill

 
Print Page
Email Article

High Dietary Folate Associated with Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

  [ 21 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • March 8, 2004


An article appearing in the March 3 2004 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found a lower risk of ovarian cancer among women with a higher dietary intake of the B vitamin folate, especially if they consumed more than two alcoholic drinks per week.

The researchers obtained their data from the Swedish Mammography cohort, a trial of 61,084 women between the ages of 38 and 76. The participants, who were free of cancer at the beginning of the study, completed food-frequency questionnaires from which the intake of folate and other nutrients intake was calculated.

From March 1987 through June 2003 there were 266 cases of invasive epithelial ovarian cancer diagnosed among the trial participants. Overall, a weak inverse association was found between dietary folate intake and ovarian cancer risk, however, this inverse association was significantly stronger among women who consumed more than two drinks per week. Women who drank more than 20 grams of alcohol per week who were in the top one fourth of folate consumption had a 74 percent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than those in the lowest one fourth. This inverse relationship was even stronger for women who consumed over 40 grams of alcohol per week, yet no association between alcohol consumption and ovarian cancer risk was found.

In their discussion of a possible protective mechanism for folate in drinkers, the authors of the study suggest that alcohol may interefere with folate metabolism and increase the minimal amount needed for adequate intake. Previous studies have found an interaction between folate and alcohol intake in breast and colorectal cancers. A deficiency of folate reduces the regeneration of S-adenosylmethionine which plays a role in the methylation of DNA, that when lost, could promote cancer.

Source: www.lef.org (Life Extension Foundation).



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear
Live Without Anxiety or Stress Live Without Anxiety or Stress
Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map