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2008-11-05 18:00:04

A daily supplement that included folic acid and vitamin B6 and B12 had no significant effect on the overall risk of cancer, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Shumin M. Zhang of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in Boston, and colleagues conducted a trial to evaluate the effect of combined folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 treatment on cancer risk in women at high risk for cardiovascular disease. The Women's Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study included...

2006-03-13 06:30:50

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Levels of the amino acid homocysteine may be high in people destined for a heart attack or stroke, but lowering them with B vitamins and folic acid does not reduce the risk, two studies show. "Clearly, folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 are not the therapeutic solution expected," said Joseph Loscalzo of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, in an editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine, where the results will appear. They were...

2006-03-12 13:57:32

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Levels of the amino acid homocysteine may be high in people destined for a heart attack or stroke, but lowering them with B vitamins and folic acid does not reduce the risk, two studies show. "Clearly, folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 are not the therapeutic solution expected," said Joseph Loscalzo of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, in an editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine, where the results will appear. They were...

2005-12-20 16:17:42

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A population-based, prospective study of elderly British individuals shows that risk of memory loss increases over time with increasing levels of total blood homocysteine and decreasing folate levels. Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood. Too much of it ups the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and fatty deposits in peripheral arteries. High circulating levels of homocysteine, especially with advancing age, have also been associated with...

2005-06-06 00:25:00

Robertson and colleagues state that folic acid fortification has not yet had the expected effect of reducing homocysteine levels, which are associated with carotid plaque area, a strong predictor of cardiovascular events. The authors measured levels of serum vitamin B12, homocysteine and carotid plaque in 421 patients referred to vascular disease prevention clinics and found that vitamin B12 deficiency was surprisingly common. They found that, in a subset of 224 patients whose creatinine...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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