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Folic acid fails to protect against cardiovascular disease

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7581.1266-b (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1266

Folic acid supplements may bring down plasma concentrations of homocysteine, but they don't necessarily reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a meta-analysis of randomised trials. In all 12 trials, folic acid supplements (dose range 0.5-15 mg/day) …

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