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Folic Acid Can Reduce Stroke Risk

Folic Acid Can Reduce Stroke Risk

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  • People with high blood pressure who took a folic acid supplement had a 21 percent lower stroke risk than those taking medication alone
  • Folic acid is a synthetic type of B vitamin used in supplements and fortified foods, while folate is the natural form found in foods
  • Folate may lower stroke risk by keeping your homocysteine levels in check

By Dr. Mercola

Folic acid supplements are most widely known for their benefit to pregnant women; folic acid has been found to reduce the risk of certain birth defects, including neural tube defects.

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