Cáncer de colon y su relación con la fortificación de ácido fólico

Marion Guerrero-Wyss*, Yudixia Vásquez-Pincheira

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The fortification of flour baking in Chile with folic acid in pregnant women significantly reduced the neural tube defects, however this situation also affects the rest of the population. What about supplementation in children, adults and adults older that do not require an extra intake of folic acid? Relate folic acid fortification with the risk of developing colon cancer is the aim of this review. Some meta-analyzes indicate that folate supplementation does not increase long-term relative risk and incidence of colorectal cancer, however other relevant studies indicate this relationship to estimate feasible because the evidence is inconclusive. The available evidence shows conflicting results; depending on the methodological study design, source of folate, fortification dose and duration of this addition to the target population; so these features should be considered in the analysis of the risk of developing colorectal cancer. It should be considered that the evidence is inconclusive regarding folate supplementation and the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Evidence indicates that the relationship is dependent on dose and time of administration, methodological design, geographical location of the study, subject ethnicity, and other variables such as lifestyle may have influenced some studies. It is recommended to analyze future studies locally and follow carefully the incidence of colorectal cancer and relate national program development folic acid fortification.

Título traducido de la contribuciónColon cancer and the relationship with folic acid fortification
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)236-243
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónRevista Espanola de Nutricion Humana y Dietetica
EstadoPublicada - 2016

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Alimentación
  • Nutrición y dietética


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