Folic acid supplementation reduces stroke risk

March 18, 2015 5:26 PM

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SAN DIEGO — Folic acid plus enalapril reduced the risk for first stroke compared with enalapril alone among adults with hypertension in China, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

The randomized, double blind China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial was conducted in 32 communities in China in 20,702 adults with hypertension and no history of stroke or MI. Patients were stratified by MTHFR C677T genotypes and then were randomly assigned to double blind daily treatment with enalap...

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