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Role of folate or folic acid in cancer prevention

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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The role of folic acid in cancer prevention is uncertain. Large observational studies have suggested a decrease in risk of colorectal and other cancers with dietary folate but others randomized trials have raised the possibility of harm.

In the largest meta–analysis of individual patient data from randomized trials of folic acid for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal adenoma during an average of 5.2 years of treatment, there was no significant difference in overall cancer incidence for patients assigned to folic acid or placebo.

Vollset SE, Clarke R, Lewington S, et al. Effects of folic acid supplementation on overall and site–specific cancer incidence during the randomised trials: meta–analyses of data on 50?000 individuals. Lancet 2013.

Role of Folate Or Folic Acid In Cancer Prevention

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The role of folic acid in cancer prevention is uncertain.

Large observational studies have suggested a decrease in risk of colorectal and other cancers with dietary folate but others randomized trials have raised the possibility of harm.

In the largest meta-analysis of individual patient data from randomized trials of folic acid for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal adenoma during an average of 5.2 years of treatment, there was no significant difference in overall cancer incidence for patients assigned to folic acid or placebo.

Vollset SE, Clarke R, Lewington S, et al. Effects of folic acid supplementation on overall and site-specific cancer incidence during the randomised trials: meta-analyses of data on 50,000 individuals. Lancet 2013.

Role of folate or folic acid in cancer prevention

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The role of folic acid in cancer prevention is uncertain.

Large observational studies have suggested a decrease in risk of colorectal and other cancers with dietary folate but others randomized trials have raised the possibility of harm.

In the largest meta-analysis of individual patient data from randomized trials of folic acid for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal adenoma during an average of 5.2 years of treatment, there was no significant difference in overall cancer incidence for patients assigned to folic acid or placebo.

Vollset SE, Clarke R, Lewington S, et al. Effects of folic acid supplementation on overall and site-specific cancer incidence during the randomised trials: meta-analyses of data on 50 000 individuals. Lancet 2013.

Magh is Fertility Month

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1. Starting from lohri starts the fertility and the marriage month.

2. Other fertility months are Vaishak and Kartik

3. All fertility months involve sun bath (vitamin D) near Ganges or rivers (mental bath with detoxification of the mind), eating high calcium food ( sesame), eating high iron foods (jaggery) and consuming fertility friendly foods (black tulsi seeds and leaves, amla etc); positive thinking (most festivals are in Uttarayana or after Chaturmas in Dakshinayana); high intake of iron (jaggery), calcium (sesame), vitamin D (sunlight), physical, mental and soul detoxification ( vratas).

4. Tulsi is worshiped throughout the magh mela and in kalpvas.

5. Seeds of tulsi are effective in premature ejaculation .It also increases quantity of semen.

6. Tulsi contains small amount of Vitamin C and Folate.

7.  Tulsi can also take care of insulin resistance. One can take a paste made from 21 leaves each of neem, bail, tulsi at breakfast time to reduce insulin resistance. One can also soak 1 tsp fenugreek seeds at bedtime in a cup of water and take this water first thing in the morning.

8. A weight decrease of only 5 percent of total body weight is associated with decreased insulin levels, increased fertility, reduced hirsutism and acne, and lower androgen levels.

About the author: Dr K K Aggarwal is Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee, President Heart Care Foundation of India and National Vice President Elect IMA