B vitamins in mother's diet reduce colorectal cancer risk in offspring, animal study suggests

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 21:30 in Health & Medicine

Mice born to mothers who are fed a diet supplemented with B vitamins are less likely to develop intestinal tumors. Scientists associated the tumor suppression seen in the offspring of supplemented mothers with a protection against disruptions to the "Wnt" signaling pathway, a network of genes commonly altered in colorectal cancer.

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