As stroke becomes an increasingly common health risk, researchers look for ways patients can lower their risk. And they might have found one.
When taken with a blood pressure medication called enalapril, folic acid (a B vitamin) appeared to lower stroke risk more than taking enalapril but not the vitamin, a new study found.
Strokes are caused by poor blood flow to the brain, often resulting from blood clots or blood vessels in the brain that burst. A stroke can lead to paralysis on one side of the body and problems with speech or thinking.