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Lowering homocysteine levels with folic acid

Patients who had experienced a heart attack and lowered their blood homocysteine levels with folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation did not have an associated lower risk of heart attack, coronary death or stroke, according to a study.



Folic acid to prevent congenital heart defects

Research into the prevention of neural tube defects shows that folic acid also decreases the incidence of congenital heart defects by more than 6%.



Folic acid benefits variable

Recent studies assess the conditions under which folic acid can be beneficial and harmful and contribute to guidelines for the healthful intake of folic acid as a complement to dietary folate.



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