The power of folic-acid: Supplements can slash the risk of those with high blood pressure having a stroke by almost 75%

Folic-acid supplements slash high blood pressure sufferers’ risk of suffering a stroke by almost 75 per cent, new research suggests.

Adults with hypertension who take folic acid, alongside blood-pressure medication, every day for four years are 73 per cent less at risk of the life-threatening condition, a study found today.

Previous research suggests folic acid, or vitamin B9, reduces levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which has been linked to strokes, circulating in the blood.

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