Folic Acid Fortification May Be Linked to Decrease in Stroke Deaths

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Folic acid fortification of enriched grain products - a requirement in the United States and Canada to reduce neural tube defects - might also be linked to a significant decrease in stroke deaths, according to a report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The average blood level of folic acid has nearly doubled in the general population since 1998, when mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products went into effect.

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