Can Vitamin B Help Prevent Strokes?

by Karl Utermohlen | September 20, 2013 1:16 pm

A study shows that taking Vitamin B supplements could help reduce the risk of getting a stroke.

CBS reports that researchers[1] at China’s Zhengzhou University examined 14 clinical trials and their results showed them that the risk of getting a stroke is reduced by 7% when taking Vitamin B. The research also showed that the supplements did not affect how severe the strokes were or the risk of death from a stroke.

The study — which was published in the online journal of the American Academy of Neurology — examined 54,913 participants and every study showed that Vitamin B had some benefits. The author of this study said that Vitamin B helps to reduce strokes but no one should start taking supplements before consulting a doctor first.

Endnotes:
  1. CBS reports that researchers: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57603568/vitamin-b-supplements-might-reduce-your-risk-of-stroke/

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