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Folic acid and B vitamin supplements won't prevent venous thromboembolism

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1029

Observational studies suggest a link between high serum concentrations of homocysteine and venous thromboembolism (VTE). If the link is causal, then reducing homocysteine concentrations should help prevent deep vein thromboses and pulmonary emboli. But trials of vitamin supplements …

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