folic acid [also called folate]


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(FOE-lik ASS-id)

A vitamin that is part of the B vitamin family. It is found in green vegetables, fruit, and liver. Studies are looking at whether it can help reduce the risk of cancer.

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Audio contributed by: Marisa Weiss, M.D.

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