Tagged: Folic Acid

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Are Vitamins Worth Taking?

I often receive questions about vitamin therapy. Some wonder if they should take vitamin supplements to prevent illness. Others ask if they still need vitamins if they are eating a well-balanced diet, and some...

Are multivitamins Worth the Price? 0

Are multivitamins Worth the Price?

Some individuals may be wondering if multivitamins are worth the cost and the effort. Not surprising when one considers all the bad press multivitamins are getting lately. For instance, in the Harvard Men’s Health...

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B Vitamins and Heart Disease

Can B vitamins keep your heart healthy? Sadly, the death of two young children who had died of massive strokes were the catalyst for a 1968 investigation. The Boston pathologist who investigated the death...

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Research on A Risk Factor for Stroke

British researchers attempted to shed some light on an amino acid in the blood long suspected as a risk factor for stroke. The study results suggest people who carry a gene that produces a...

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New Insight Into Cardiovascular Disease

A seldom-measured amino acid that is circulating in your blood may be an indication of cardiovascular disease. It is called homocysteine, and an increasing number of physicians and researchers are acknowledging that high levels...

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Folic Acid for Stroke

Cholesterol may not be the bad guy everyone thinks it is. Another substance in our blood seems to cause more harm to our arteries. When real estate agent Liz Scotney suffered a mild stroke...

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Folic Acid

Folic acid is a B vitamin that is essential for helping your body make new cells. It is found in its natural form (called folate) in many foods, including leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried...

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Vitamin B9 Folic Acid (Folate)

The terms folate and folic acid are used interchangeably when referring to vitamin B9. Folic acid is the most stable of the two forms and is often found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate...

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Vitamin B9: Folic Acid

Folates are a group of compounds derived from folic acid. They are required for cell division and the formation of DNA (the body’s genetic blueprint) and RNA (which transports DNA data within the cell),...