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FOLIC ACID
AND BLADDER
CANCER
RECURRENCE

Folic acid is a B-complex vitamin that
is essential for healthy cell growth and
helps prevent neural tube birth defects
during pregnancy. However, the news
is not all good for this important vitamin,
as recent research shows that folic acid
(the synthetic form of “folate” that is
used to supplement cereals and other
foods) increases the risk of bladder
cancer recurrence among people
who previously had bladder cancer. It
was found that, over a five-year period,
people with moderate to high intakes
of folic acid were 70% more likely to
have a recurrence than those with
lower intakes. Natural folate (found
in dark, leafy vegetables; beans; nuts;
poultry; meat; seafood; and grains) did
not affect the risk.
Smoking and long-term exposure to
certain chemicals used to make plastics,
paints, textiles, leather and rubber is
also linked to a greater risk of bladder
cancer.
New patients are gladly accepted.

Urological

Services

of Northern Wyoming

307-587-5131

225 W. Yellowstone Ave • Ste. 9
Cody

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