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The role of folic acid in colon cancer

2019-04-09 Cancer No comment

Folic acid is a food nutrient known for its importance in promoting normal fetal brain development. Again, it contributes to erythropoiesis, deoxyribonucleic acid [DNA] synthesis and cell development. This nutrient is mainly derived from peanuts, beans, asparagus, spinach and beef liver. There are other sources of food, but they don't contain as much foam as the foods listed previously. Synthetic supplements can also be provided in the form of folic acid. Most of them are tablet preparations, while others are used to fortify food.

In addition, scientific experts have found another advantage of incorporating folic acid into psychiatric intake. They linked folic acid to colon cancer prevention. However, folate intake is only beneficial if taken without a cancer condition and even without a precancerous condition, such as a benign colon polyp or tumor in any part of the body.

In some studies, colonic malignancies have been found to progress with increasing folate intake. Due to its role in DNA synthesis and cell formation, the vitamin enhances the growth and spread [metastasis] of cancer cells. In addition, DNA commands cells to undergo mitosis or cell division. This means that folic acid will promote the reproduction of normal and defective cells under malignant conditions, especially colon cancer.

Therefore, health experts conduct health history and laboratory tests of gastrointestinal cells before encouraging people to increase their intake of folate-rich foods or even synthetic supplements of the nutrients. This is because folic acid has two opposite effects in carcinogenesis. People with colon cancer are advised not to consume enough folic acid because their income can prevent colon cancer. However, it is recommended that family members or relatives with a history of cancer, even those with cancerous precursors such as benign tumors or abnormal colon tissue, reduce folic acid intake. In fact, some chemotherapeutic drugs contain only antifolates. Inhibition of folic acid metabolism produces an inhibitory effect on cancer cell proliferation. The principle of reducing folic acid diet consumption is the same. Overall, the timing of folic acid intake and the dose of nutrients are critical to achieving positive results.

The immediate status of cancer as a global health problem is not over yet. Medical research is moving in the right direction. To date, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other palliative treatments have been used to alleviate the symptoms and signs of malignant diseases such as colon cancer and delay their metastasis. In addition, other innovations in medical science provide the means to prevent the development of any catastrophic disease. One of the newest researchers has identified folic acid and its ability to prevent colon cancer. This marks that sooner or later the cancer will become curable.

The information provided herein is not a substitute for professional treatment and should not be used to diagnose or provide treatment for health difficulties or illness. If you have or assume that you may have a health problem, be sure to consult your health care provider.

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