Stroke

Researchers delve into the impact of folate acid supplementation with a five year trial of 20,702 participants and 637 stroke events

Folic acid may help reduce stroke risk: 5-year study

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A combination of folic acid and the medication enalapril may be more effective in reducing the risk of stroke in adults with hypertension than the medication alone, according to large-scale research from China.

Consumption of fruit and vegetables will definitely help lower the risk of stroke ... the jury is still out for other nutrients and diets, says the review.

Review backs nutrition for cutting stroke risk

By Nathan Gray

Increasing dietary intake of fruit and vegetables could help slash the risk of stroke, though more information is needed on how other nutrients and diets can modify risks, says a new review of clinical data.

Meta-analysis suggests vitamin E stroke risk

Meta-analysis suggests vitamin E stroke risk

By Nathan Gray

Vitamin E supplements may increase the risk of a rare but severe form of stroke, according to a meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal.

Evidence against ephedra

Evidence against ephedra

A new study backs evidence showing the dangers of the herb ephedra,
found in weight-loss products. However, the study by US researchers
found that only high doses of the product were related with stroke
risk.

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