Stroke Resistance Strengthened by Folic Acid Supplements, Study Suggests

March 21, 2015 2:37 PM

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Most prior studies have been deemed largely inconclusive due to anecdotal evidence or insufficient measureable data to suggest a direct link between folic acid and lower stroke risk. In this instance, a group of Chinese researchers studied a group of 20,000 adults – all of whom had been diagnosed with hypertension and had a history of heart disease or stroke.

During the four and a half year period in which the study was carried out, those taking enalapril as prescribed by their doctors along with supplemental folic acid were found to face a much lower stroke risk than those taking only the standard prescribed meds. The results of the study caused the res...

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