Supplementing with B vitamins might lower a person’s risk for stroke, according to a study from Shantou University Medical College in China. B vitamin supplementation versus placebos was compared to stroke risk in this meta-analysis of 17 trials including a total of 86,393 patients. Results showed that the risk of stroke was lower with folic acid and vitamin B6 or, to a less extent, folic acid plus vitamins B6 and B12 supplementation. The researchers suspect that supplementation with folic acid and vitamin B6 might be the optimal therapy for stroke prevention.
Dong H, Pi F, Ding Z, et al: Efficacy of supplementation with B vitamins for stroke prevention. PLoS One 2015; September 10th.