Vitamins Don’t Prevent a Second Heart Attack

One risk factor for first-time heart attacks is an elevated blood level of homocysteine. High homocysteine levels can be lowered by administering vitamin B12 and folic acid. The question has been whether or not this treatment would result in reduced disease and death from heart attacks.

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Why All the Fuss About Folic Acid?

There is increasing evidence that folic acid (FA) suppresses immune surveillance of cancer cells and may stimulate cancer cell growth. Earlier in 2009 it was reported that folic acid supplements were associated with excess risk of prostate cancer.

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