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Study Indicates B Vitamins not Cardioprotective

According to an article on BBC News citing research at a European Society of Cardiology meeting, The Norwegian Vitamin Trial (NORVIT) examined 4,749 heart attack survivors who, in addition to their standard heart medication, received either daily folic acid, daily vitamin B6, both folic acid and vitamin B6 or a dummy drug for three years, observing that those who had been taking either folic acid or vitamin B6 alone had a small increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack or stroke), compared with those who had received the placebo. Those who had taken both folic acid and vitamin B6 each day had a 20% increased risk of heart attack and stroke, despite their homocysteine levels going down by up to 30%.

Article on BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4218186.stm

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