B vitamins may lower stroke risk

February 19, 2009 2:14:05 PM PST
B vitamins could lower some people's risk of heart disease, especially if they are under 70. Canadian researchers sought to determine whether high doses of three B vitamins could dampen the risk of stroke. The dosage was higher than people would normally get.

Several groups gained more benefit from the vitamin treatment, people under 70 and those who had higher cholesterol at the start of the study.

But researchers add it's too early to make recommendations and as more studies are done on this.

Vitamins aside, a healthy diet is the best way to guide against a stroke.


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