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Folic Acid Deficiency Linked to Disease.

Once again, folic acid deficiency has been linked to disease. A study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research has found that when genetically susceptible people do not have adequate amounts of folate in their diet, their susceptibility to bladder cancer is three-fold higher.

Folic acid deficiency has been linked to many diseases, including heart disease, cleft palate and Alzheimer's. Now a connection has been made to bladder cancer. Why is folic acid so important? Folate is critical to DNA repair. The body's ability to repair damaged DNA is essential to maintaining normal genetic structure and functioning. When folate is lacking, unrepaired DNA damage can lead to a variety of diseases, including bladder cancer.

Prevention should include avoidance of DNA damaging agents, such as medical x-rays, and consumption of folate-rich foods, such as green leafy vegetables, along with high quality supplements such as BarleyLife Xtra.

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