Folic acid says NO to vascular diseases.

@article{Das2003FolicAS,
  title={Folic acid says NO to vascular diseases.},
  author={Undurti N. Das},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 7-8},
  pages={686-92}
}
OBJECTIVES The possible link between folic acid or folate and tetrahydrobiopterin (H(4)B), vitamin C, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and nitric oxide (NO), which may explain the beneficial actions of these nutrients in various vascular conditions, was investigated. METHODS The literature pertaining to the actions of folic acid/folate, H(4)B, vitamin C, PUFAs, and NO was reviewed. RESULTS Impaired endothelial NO (eNO) activity is an early marker for cardiovascular disease. Most risk… CONTINUE READING
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