Efficacy of folic acid supplementation in stroke prevention: a meta-analysis

@article{Wang2007EfficacyOF,
  title={Efficacy of folic acid supplementation in stroke prevention: a meta-analysis},
  author={X. Wang and Xianhui Qin and H. Demirtaş and J. Li and Xiping Xu},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={369},
  pages={1876-1882}
}
  • X. Wang, Xianhui Qin, +2 authors Xiping Xu
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND The efficacy of treatments that lower homocysteine concentrations in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease remains controversial. [...] Key MethodMETHODS We collected data from eight randomised trials of folic acid that had stroke reported as one of the endpoints. Relative risk (RR) was used as a measure of the effect of folic acid supplementation on the risk of stroke with a random effect model. The analysis was further stratified by factors that could affect the treatment effects. Expand Abstract

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