B vitamins don't reduce risk of heart attack, stroke

06/23/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

A U.K. study of more than 12,000 patients who previously suffered a heart attack showed that daily intake of folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements for almost seven years didn't lower the risk of stroke, cardiac death and heart attack but did result in a 28% reduction in homocysteine levels. Researchers said the findings highlight the importance of focusing on proven drug therapies and lifestyle changes.

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