Monday, November 03, 2008

The role of folate (an interpretation)

Many readers of this blog have probably been wondering about "the role of folate in epigenetic regulation of colon carcinogenesis."

What? As you check your memory banks for things you have been wondering about, this doesn't sound familiar?

Perhaps it will help if I give an interpretation in plain English: many readers have been wondering "whether too much folate raises the risk of colon cancer." Ah, that sounds more familiar. U.S. Food Policy covered that question last Fall.

See, it all depends on the interpretation.

Consider this video.

That is Friedman School Ph.D. student Lara Park's submission to the 2009 "Dance Your Ph.D." contest, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Apparently, the contest outcome depends in part on the number of YouTube views.

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