Folate intake and risk of stroke among women.

  title={Folate intake and risk of stroke among women.},
  author={Wael K. Al-Delaimy and Kathryn M. Rexrode and Frank B Hu and Christine M. Albert and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Walter C Willett and Joann E. Manson},
  volume={35 6},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Few studies have examined the association between folate intake and risk of stroke, although numerous studies have suggested that high levels of homocysteine are positively related to stroke. We aim to assess the relation between folate intake and stroke incidence among women participating in the Nurses' Health Study. METHODS 83,272 female nurses aged 34 to 59 years in 1980 and residing in 11 US states were followed-up for 18 years. Follow-up questionnaires were sent… CONTINUE READING
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