HEALTH: Supplements & Heart Disease

Many of us take supplements of various kinds to help bolster our nutritional intake. Some supplements are, additionally, advertsied as having preventive or even curing capabilities for some well known conditions and diseases, including heart disease. However, studies have revealed that supplements, by and large, do not protect against heart disease.

However, there is one exception. Apparently, the intake of folic acid in supplements can reduce stroke risk by 22 percent. Additionally, people with high blood pressure who took folic acid in addition to their usual hypertensive medication had a 73 percent lower risk of stroke.

The full study can be found on the Medical News Today website.

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