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Thursday, April 15, 2010

B Vitamins Reduce Stroke, Heart Disease Deaths

I always find these reports dangerous. Observation studies are helpful for hypothesis generating, not hypothesis testing. In fact, All vitamin randomized controlled trials to date (vit E, vit C, folate) have been negative, despite the fact that obeservational studies seemed to suggest a correlation. For now, I would continue to try and eat a well balanced "mediterranian style" diet.

Foods rich in B vitamins such as folate and B6 may reduce the risk of death from stroke and heart problems, Japanese researchers say.


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