Folic acid can help cut down stroke risk for those who have high blood pressure

March 19, 2015 1:42 PM

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According to a study appearing in JAMA, the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid, compared with enalapril alone, significantly reduced the risk of first stroke.

Stroke is the leading cause of death in China and second leading cause of death in the world. Primary prevention (prevention prior to a first episode) is crucial because 77% of strokes are first events. According to background information in the article, it is not certain if folic acid therapy is ef...

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