This Vitamin May Help Lower Stroke Risk

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.

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