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.
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.
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...
An analysis of eight different studies on fish consumption supports
the theory that the food protects against stroke, particularly
ischaemic stroke. But the evidence does not offer the same proof
for supplements of fish oil, warn...
Further evidence to support the inclusion of carotenoids in food
formulations comes from the US with a new study showing that high
blood levels of carotenoids, a family of disease-beating
antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables,...
Dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamin C may be associated with
reduced risk for stroke, especially in people who smoke, report
Dutch scientists in a new study. Vitamin E also appears to reduce
stroke risk in smokers, but not in...
A new study backs evidence showing the dangers of the herb ephedra,
found in weight-loss products. However, the study by US researchers
found that only high doses of the product were related with stroke
The high profile recall of ephedra products in both Canada and
France in recent days has been backed up by new research from the
New England Medical Center published in the January issue of the
Mayo Clinic Proceedings.