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Vitamin B may prevent atherosclerosis

March 16, 2009 by  

Vitamin B may prevent atherosclerosisScientists believe that B vitamins have the power to lower the blood level of homocysteine, a compound that contributes to atherosclerosis.

A group of Taiwanese researchers recently conducted a study in which they divided 506 healthy people 40 – 89 years old into two groups: one which took a combination of folic acid, B12 and B6, and the other that took a placebo.

They observed that among the group that took the vitamins, the individuals with highest levels of homocysteine benefitted the most and lowered their risk of developing clinical-stage atherosclerosis.

The researchers believe that high levels of homocysteine are dangerous even in those who have normal levels of vitamin B in their blood, and suggest that those individuals use nutritional supplements.

However, they also admit that more studies need to be done to examine the exact nature of this association.

The results of the study were published in the December issue of the journal Stroke.

According to the National Institutes of Health, heart attack, to which people with atherosclerosis are particularly prone, is the number one killer of men and women in the United States.
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  • http://personalliberty marv

    this poll is a bunch of anti-obama/democrat bullshit. And I think that your poll is wayyyyy off and just a bunch of more BS. If 89% think obama isn’t the one to lead our country rhen why did most of America vote for him? I’ll tell you why, because Americans were tired of the republicans bullshit. they got us here and now the democrats and Obama have to pull our country out of the mess bush got us into. The republicans are greedy self-centered idiots that don’t care about nobody but themselves and everybody elses money. Oh yeah, take me off your mailing list , Your emails are a waste of my memory on my computer Marv McCormick

    • hajji killer

      Lighten up Francis, or Marv…….

      You get abc, cbs, nbc, pmsnbc, and cnn……so we can have our little slice of the world, can’t we?

      You commies/libs are sure uptight to be so “tolerant”.

      • Pete Y

        Right on… why, oh why are the Liberals (even the epithet “Liberal” suggests “tolerance”) so goddamned intolerant and belligerent? We get this, and the fairness of FNC, without which I don’t know where we would get NEWS from…

    • SD

      Excuse me, Marv, what does this story have to do with your hatred for Republicans?

    • Maryann

      Are you in for a surprise within the next ten years. Obama is a front man to prepare this country for a fall and then the Anti Christ will be in office. The last elected president was Bush. Yes, they are a criminal family. They are out but not much better was installed in.

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