Navigation Links
Folic Acid Usage Could Cut the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Folic acid tablets could prove a cheap and simple way of cutting heart disease and stroke risk, new evidences suggests. //

According to a study by heart experts, folic acid could lower homocysteine concentrations - an amino acid in the blood considered to be a cause of cardiovascular disease, reported Newswise wire.

David Wald and colleagues from the London School of Medicine and Barts Hospital, London, examined all the evidence from different studies to see whether raised homocysteine is a cause of cardiovascular disease.

Some studies looked at homocysteine and the occurrence of heart attacks and strokes in large numbers of people (cohort studies), some focused on people with a common genetic variant which increases homocysteine levels to a small extent (genetic studies), while others tested the effects of lowering homocysteine levels (random controlled trials).

The cohort studies and genetic studies yielded similar results, indicating a protective effect from lower homocysteine levels, even though they did not share the same sources of possible error.

The random trials were too small to be conclusive although their results were consistent with the expected protective effects of folic acid.

The conclusion that homocysteine is a cause of cardiovascular disease explains the observations from all the different types of study, say the authors.

Since folic acid reduces homocysteine concentrations, it follows that increasing folic acid consumption will reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the researchers said.

They were of the view that the evidence was sufficient to justify action on lowering homocysteine concentrations, although it could be reviewed when new evidence from ongoing clinical trials emerge.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Folic Acid helps Kids with Diabetes
2. Folic Acid Found To Be Beneficial For Stroke Patients
3. The Importance Of Folic Acid Supplements
4. Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy Could Help Prevent Spina Bifida
5. Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Effective In Reducing The Risk Of Hip Fracture After Stroke
6. Folic acid retards mental decline in middle aged
7. Folic Acid Retards Mental Decline In Middle Aged Subjects
8. Study Links Folic Acid With Increased Birth Weight
9. Folic Acid blows Gene-based Colon Cancer
10. Dietary supplementation of Folic Acid Requires Critical Evaluation
11. Folic acid enriched grain reduces birth defects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Folic Acid Usage Could Cut the Risk Heart Disease and Stroke

(Date:9/4/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... September 04, 2015 , ... ... report in the Journal of the American Dental Association presented data showing that it ... By comparing a group of pregnant women that had undergone local anesthesia with a ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... ... The Providence Fertility Center will host a Fertility Cocktail Hour" in Providence ... Date and Time: October 8, 2015 at Waterman Grille restaurant and lounge, 4 Richmond ... discuss the basics of female fertility and egg freezing, and offer women a chance ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... A Union ... Project. Core Compassion Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering Pilates ... effects of cancer treatments and recover their mobility, strength, and range of motion ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... 04, 2015 , ... Mike Day, a former Navy SEAL who was shot ... World Championships in Kona on October 10th. , Mike is running the race to ... combat and the cutting-edge treatments that restore their quality of life. More ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... ... Having access to a doctor can sometimes be a challenge for a variety ... visits which affects hospitals’ abilities to provide quality service to those with serious needs, ... this problem has recently presented itself, the new telemedicine platform and app, DocChat ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Recent Study on Dental Care During Pregnancy Demonstrates How Preventative Dental Care Really is for Everyone, Says Medical Center Dental Care 2Health News:The Providence Fertility Center to Host Fertility Cocktail Hour on October 8, 2015 at Waterman Grille for Women Who Wish to Learn About Their Fertility and Egg Freezing 2Health News:Girl’s Night Out to Benefit Core Compassion Project, Located at the Beautiful, Morning Glory Farm 2Health News:Navy SEAL Shot 27 Times Competes in Ironman World Championship in Kona to Raise Money for Veteran's Suffering from TBI and PTSD 2Health News:Telemedicine Platform DocChat Announces Launch Offering a Way for Patients to Consult Doctors and Receive Prescriptions 24/7 2Health News:Telemedicine Platform DocChat Announces Launch Offering a Way for Patients to Consult Doctors and Receive Prescriptions 24/7 3
... (EEG) test may hold the key to predicting ... drugs, particularly those related to psychiatric conditions. ... Clinical Neurophysiology , and now posted online, engineering ... machine learning to EEG patterns and successfully predicted ...
... ophthalmic pathologist at St. Michael,s Hospital, has won the prestigious ... of Medicine. Dr. Ycel received the $50,000 award for ... may lead to new treatments for glaucoma and eye tumours. ... has no lymphatics, the channels responsible for pumping fluid and ...
... you less upset about making errors, according to a ... journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers ... while participants made mistakes on a test. Those who ... prominent response to mistakes than those who hadn,t. ...
... Arbor, Mich. A brief, motivational talk in the emergency ... peer violence or problems due to drinking, according to a ... Journal of the American Medical Association . ... work of University of Michigan Health System researchers who immersed ...
... a common blood disorder characterized by low hemoglobin levels, ... cancer. But researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered ... hemoglobin levels can actually indicate a potential for colon ... Inbal Goldshtein, who works with Dr. Gabriel Chodick and ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Foreign-born ... medical degrees abroad performed as well or better than ... analyzed records on nearly 250,000 patients hospitalized for a ... 2003-2006. The study included more than 6,100 doctors, including ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:EEG predicts response to medication for schizophrenia 2Health News:EEG predicts response to medication for schizophrenia 3Health News:Brain study shows that thinking about God reduces distress -- but only for believers 2Health News:University of Michigan study: Pep talk to teens in the ER helped reduce violence, alcohol misuse 2Health News:University of Michigan study: Pep talk to teens in the ER helped reduce violence, alcohol misuse 3Health News:Is your hemoglobin 'trending'? 2Health News:Foreign-Trained Doctors As Good As U.S.-Trained Counterparts 2Health News:Foreign-Trained Doctors As Good As U.S.-Trained Counterparts 3
(Date:9/3/2015)... Sept. 3,  2015 About artificial ... devices, which are implanted or integrated into ... These include artificial heart, kidney, pancreas, and ... (polyurethane, polysulfone, and porous polypropylene), biologics, ceramics, ... organs. These organs are incorporated with different ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... 3, 2015 This Defibrillators are critical life ... of lives across globe. This report provides in-depth analysis ... Saudi Arabia . Stakeholders for this report include ... and regulatory bodies. The Saudi Arabia ... by products and by end users. In terms of ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO ... innovative evidence-based solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, ... the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, September ... Nevro management is scheduled to present at 11:45 a.m. ... audio webcast, accessible in the "Investors" section of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Artificial Organ Market 2015-2019 2Saudi Arabia Defibrillators Market: & Advanced Life Support Defibrillators; End Users; Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2
... LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Sept. 30 Minnow Medical, Inc., ... thermoplasty for the treatment of in-stent restenosis and other ... executive Raymond W. Cohen has been named chief executive ... Cohen, 51, has more than 25 ...
... Ohio, Sept. 30 Although last year,s flu season ... illness and associated vaccine shortages, pharmacy experts at Cardinal ... for the 2010-2011 flu season. The upcoming ... federal government,s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Minnow Medical Names Raymond W. Cohen as Chief Executive Officer 2Cardinal Health Helps Health Care Providers Prepare for 2010-2011 Flu Season 2Cardinal Health Helps Health Care Providers Prepare for 2010-2011 Flu Season 3Cardinal Health Helps Health Care Providers Prepare for 2010-2011 Flu Season 4
BB Watchmaker Forceps, Pakistan, 4.5" fine point....
The vertebral body replacement (VBR) is used for the anterior thoracic and lumbar spine. It is intended for use in the thoracic and lumbar spine to replace a collapsed, damaged, or unstable vertebral...
Vertigraft femoral shaft an large femoral cross-section designed primarily for use in lumbar corpectomy procedures. Freeze dried preservation....
... system provides anterior column support for single ... T1 to L5. The system consists of ... cages that are stacked to a desired ... Carbon fiber reinforced polymer material emulates the ...
Medicine Products: