Cardiology

Hypertensive patients may benefit from folic acid supplements

Hypertensive adults with low platelet count who took a combined daily pill of both enalapril and folic acid saw a 73 percent reduction in their risk of first stroke compared to patients who took only enalapril daily, according ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Homocysteine tied to Alzheimer's via A-beta-fibrinogen interaction

(HealthDay)—Plasma homocysteine (HC) and its metabolite homocysteine thiolactone (HCTL) contribute to Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology via the amyloid-β (Aβ)-fibrinogen interaction, according to a study published online ...

Ophthalmology

MTHFR polymorphism, higher homocysteine up cataract risk

(HealthDay)—Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism and elevated homocysteine levels contribute to the risk of cortical cataract, separately and together, according to a study published online March 17 ...

Health

Hyperhomocysteinemia linked to worse cognitive status

(HealthDay)—For older adults, hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with worse cognitive status, even after accounting for B group vitamin (BGV) status, according to a study published online June 1 in the Journal of the American ...

Neuroscience

Vitamin B may not reduce risk of memory loss, study says

Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of memory and thinking problems after all, according to a new study published in the November 12, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Taking B vitamins won't prevent Alzheimer's disease

Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people ...

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