Folate could prevent cardiovascular disease

Filed under: Study — Tags: — @ March 7, 2004

Folate, a vitamin that has been added to flour since 1996 to prevent birth defects, has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The study estimates it prevents 48,000 deaths a year, though there can be no way to tell the actual number. The topic needs more research before more concrete results can be found.

Since low-carb diets don’t make room for much flour, this news could be troubling. But, folate is also present in a daily multivitamin, which should be an important part of your daily routine. A study from last week provided evidence that Folate helped prevent Ovarian cancer.

Folate is a form of water-soluble vitamin-B.

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