Who would blame the bread they eat if they got cancer? (CS)
UK Telegraph By Lucy Cockcroft
Published: 12:01AM GMT 31 Oct 2007
Adding folic acid to bread in an attempt to cut birth defects may lead to serious health problems, scientists have warned.
The Government is considering whether to fortify flour with the vitamin as a way of reducing cases of spina bifida after the Food Standards Agency approved it earlier this year.
But scientists have found that the synthetic supplement can easily saturate the liver and that the body will struggle to break it down, leading to health problems.
Previous studies have also linked unmetabolised folic acid in the blood to an increased risk of bowel, prostate and breast cancer.