Friday, September 30, 2005

B vitamins do not protect hearts

Taking B vitamins to ward off heart attacks and stroke does no good and may even be harmful, say experts.

Scientists had thought that these drugs might be useful by lowering levels of a blood substance called homocysteine which has been linked heart risk.

However, a large study looking at this has found no benefit even though homocysteine went down with these supplement pills.

The work was revealed in Stockholm at a European Society of Cardiology meeting.


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