Adding folic acid to blood pressure meds greatly diminishes stroke risk

Folic acid supplementation reduces danger of stroke in people on medication for high blood pressure, new data suggests. The Chinese primary prevention trial, including almost 21,000 hypertensive adults with no previous history of stroke or myocardial infarction, shows that a combination of the ACE inhibitor enalapril and a folate supplement significantly reduces the risk of first stroke.

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