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Heart Health

04 August 2010

Vitamin B May Not Guard Against Second Stroke, Heart Attack

Jury still out on the vascular benefits of supplementation, experts say

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"B vitamins are safe, but they were not, statistically, significantly more effective than placebo in preventing major vascular events among stroke and TIA [transient ischemic attack] patients," said lead researcher Dr. Graeme J. Hankey, head of the stroke unit at Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. "B vitamins have not been proven to have a role in secondary stroke prevention."

 

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