New health benefits research results on folate, xylitol, and krill oil

Nutrition — By on July 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Scientists in Korea recently have determined that an increased intake of folate in the diet may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in women. According to the study, “Folate intake and the risk of colorectal cancer in a Korean population,” published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the chances of getting colorectal cancer decreased by 50% with an increased folate intake.

According to the Lee Swanson Research Update article, “Anal cancer will affect about 5,300 people in the United States this year. On the other hand, more than 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancers (colon cancer and rectal cancer) each year. That number breaks down to about 40,000 cases of rectal cancer and 110,000 cases of colon cancer.”

In other news, researchers from the University of Washington report that the use of the sweetener xylitol may reduce the number of cavities in healthy teeth. They found that the use of xylitol by very young children can cut their chances of developing cavities in the future. Read the full article at the Lee Swanson Research Update site.

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