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August 1996 Issue

More Proof Folic Acid Prevents Heart Disease

Compelling new evidence suggests getting enough of the B vitamin folic acid can prevent heart disease deaths. Researchers from Ottawa examined 1970's data from more than 5,000 middle-aged and older men and women, categorizing them based on the amount of folic acid in their blood. Strikingly, those with the most blood folic acid were 69% less likely to die of heart disease as those with the least. Folic acid helps reduce blood

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