Sunday, December 1, 2013

Consumption of B vitamins to lower the risk of stroke

Reported taking supplements of B vitamins can reduce the risk of stroke, according to researchers from Zhengzhou University in China.

However, unfortunately the consumption of vitamin B supplements do not appear to decrease the risk of death for people with stroke.

"Based on our study, the risk of stroke can be decreased to seven percent with vitamin B supplements," said lead researcher, Xu Yuming, as quoted by CBS News.

In the study, the experts compared the consumption of vitamin B supplements, placebo and low-dose B vitamins. A total of 54 913 respondents were asked to consume any of the three types of pills for six months.

As a result, approximately 2,471 respondents suffered a stroke during the study period. Researchers also concluded that B vitamins play a role in lowering the risk of stroke in most of the respondents.

Meanwhile, folic acid which is a type of vitamin B complex (B9), turned out to decrease the effects of vitamin B. Then the other B-complex vitamin (B12) is also not proven to reduce the risk of stroke.

" Consumption of vitamin B supplements that lower the risk of stroke may also be influenced by several factors. Such body's absorption, the amount of folic acid or B12 in the blood, and whether the person is suffering from kidney disease or high blood pressure," explained the researchers.

Therefore, before taking any type of supplement, it helps a person consult with a doctor.

The results of the study are reported in the journal reported Neurology.Mengonsumsi B vitamin supplements can reduce the risk of stroke, according to researchers from Zhengzhou University in China.

However, unfortunately the consumption of vitamin B supplements do not appear to decrease the risk of death for people with stroke.

" Based on our study, the risk of stroke can be decreased to seven percent with vitamin B supplements," said lead researcher, Xu Yuming, as quoted by CBS News.

In the study, the experts compared the consumption of vitamin B supplements, placebo and low-dose B vitamins. A total of 54 913 respondents were asked to consume any of the three types of pills for six months.

As a result, approximately 2,471 respondents suffered a stroke during the study period. Researchers also concluded that B vitamins play a role in lowering the risk of stroke in most of the respondents.

Meanwhile, folic acid which is a type of vitamin B complex (B9), turned out to decrease the effects of vitamin B. Then the other B-complex vitamin (B12) is also not proven to reduce the risk of stroke.

"Consumption of vitamin B supplements that lower the risk of stroke may also be influenced by several factors. Such body's absorption, the amount of folic acid or B12 in the blood, and whether the person is suffering from kidney disease or high blood pressure," explained the researchers.

Therefore, before taking any type of supplement, it helps a person consult with a doctor.

The results of the study are reported in the journal Neurology.

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