Folic Acid Lowers Stroke Risk, Study Shows

March 19, 2015 3:26 PM

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One in three American adults have high blood pressure. Scientists discovered that getting plenty of B vitamin folate could lower odds of having a stroke.

A study suggests that high blood pressure can be reduced by folate, a compound found in green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and beans. In the United States, folate is also added to pasta, rice, cornmeal and most grain products. Folic acid is the fortified version of the folate.

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