Folic acid plus blood pressure drug lowers stroke risk: study

March 16, 2015 1:01 AM

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People who took folic acid supplements along with a medication for high blood pressure called enalapril, marketed in the US as Vasotec, were less likely to have a stroke than people who took the drug alone, researchers said Sunday.

The study was based on a pool of more than 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but no history of stroke or heart attack, and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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