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Vitamin Shows Early Promise in Treatment of Stroke


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An early study suggests that vitamin B3, or niacin, a common water-soluble vitamin, may help improve neurological function after stroke.

When rats with ischemic stroke were given niacin, their brains showed growth of new blood vessels, and sprouting of nerve cells which greatly improved neurological outcome.


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