Stroke

Researchers delve into the impact of folate acid supplementation with a five year trial of 20,702 participants and 637 stroke events

Folic acid may help reduce stroke risk: 5-year study

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A combination of folic acid and the medication enalapril may be more effective in reducing the risk of stroke in adults with hypertension than the medication alone, according to large-scale research from China.

Tomato compound could cut stroke risk

Tomato compound could cut stroke risk

By Nathan Gray

Consumption of lycopene-rich tomatoes and tomato-based foods could more than half the risk of stroke, according to new research.

Consumption of fruit and vegetables will definitely help lower the risk of stroke ... the jury is still out for other nutrients and diets, says the review.

Review backs nutrition for cutting stroke risk

By Nathan Gray

Increasing dietary intake of fruit and vegetables could help slash the risk of stroke, though more information is needed on how other nutrients and diets can modify risks, says a new review of clinical data.

DMAA “party pills” blamed for cerebral haemorrhage in NZ man

DMAA “party pills” blamed for cerebral haemorrhage in NZ man

By Shane Starling

Adverse event reports (AERs) are building against the controversial stimulant dimethylamylamine/methylhexaneamine (DMAA/MHA), with a 21-year-old New Zealand man suffering a “cerebral haemorrhage” shortly after ingesting two DMAA-laced “party pills” in...

Meta-analysis suggests vitamin E stroke risk

Meta-analysis suggests vitamin E stroke risk

By Nathan Gray

Vitamin E supplements may increase the risk of a rare but severe form of stroke, according to a meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal.

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