Heart Health

13 October 2010

Supplements no help for heart

A new study suggests folic acid supplements, previously believed to lower risks of heart disease, have no effect on lowering riskes of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and death.

Supplements containing folic acid are known to cut levels of a protein in the blood implicated in heart disease, but a large new analysis suggests this does not translate into a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer or death.

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