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={Xiaobin Wang and Xianhui Qin and Hakan Demirtas and Jianping Li and Xiping Xu},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={369},
  pages={1876-1882}
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy of treatments that lower homocysteine concentrations in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease remains controversial. Our aim was to do a meta-analysis of relevant randomised trials to assess the efficacy of folic acid supplementation in the prevention of stroke. METHODS 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… CONTINUE READING
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