Folate in Your Diet may Reduce Risk of Stroke
want to reduce your risk of stroke, one way is to increase your intake of folate,
a B vitamin. A study in the journal Stroke found that people who consumed at
least 300 micrograms of folate per day had a 20 percent lower risk of stroke and
a 13 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease that people who ate less than
130 micrograms per day. The findings were based on a study of 9,764 Americans
ages 25 to 74. Researchers followed the participants for 20 years.
(Pregnant women should also have folate
in their diets to reduce the risk of spina bifida in their babies.)
Foods high in folate include
Stroke, May 2002.