Study: Women Who Drink Large Quantities of Alcohol are More at Risk for Mouth Cancer, Especially if Folate Consumption is Low

Thursday, March 1, 2012


NEW YORK – Women who consume large amounts of alcoholic beverages and have low consumption of folates have three-times greater risk of developing mouth cancers than women who also drink a lot but have high folate intake, according to research by Columbia University Medical Center and Harvard published in the October issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.