Watch for Patients Using Folic Acid for CV Risk

Patients will ask whether folic acid reduces cardiovascular risk.

This is coming from a new study suggesting that folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of stroke.

The theory is that folic acid might reduce CV risk because it lowers homocysteine levels...and these are often high in CV disease. But homocysteine may only be a marker for heart disease...not a cause.

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