Increased Folate Intake May Promote Good Colon HealthBy webteam • Oct 5th, 2011 • Category: Digestive Health
Due to recent regulations in the U.S. that call for mandatory folate fortification of food, researchers have increasingly been looking into how high amounts of this nutrient can affect people’s health.
A recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology found that consuming high amounts of folate may be associated with good colon health.
"The strongest association was with total folate [intake through both dietary means and supplements], which suggests that total folate intake is the best measure to define exposure to this nutrient because it encompasses all forms and sources," said lead researcher Victoria Stevens.
The investigators noted that the nutrient encourages healthy, normal cell growth and normal DNA synthesis and repair, which are key mechanisms needed to maintain good colon health.
The National Institutes of Health explains that it is important for individuals to get adequate amounts of folate, since people who are nutrient deficient may experience digestive health issues. Also, women with low folate levels may risk giving birth to premature or underweight babies who can experience a slow overall growth rate throughout life.
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