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Folate & arteries.



In a 12-year study of more than 46,000 men, those who consumed the most folate folate /fo·late/ (fo´lat)
1. the anionic form of folic acid.

2. more generally, any of a group of substances containing a form of pteroic acid conjugated with l-glutamic acid and having a variety of substitutions.
 (a B-vitamin) from a multivitamin mul·ti·vi·ta·min
adj.
Containing many vitamins.

n.
A preparation containing many vitamins.


multivitamin 
 or other supplement had a lower risk of peripheral arterial disease. PAD occurs when clogged leg arteries deliver less blood and oxygen to the legs and feet, which can cause symptoms like pain and sores that won't heal.

What to do: For insurance, take a daily multivitamin-and-mineral supplement that contains 400 mcg of folic acid folic acid: see coenzyme; vitamin.
folic acid
 or folate

Organic compound essential to animal growth and health and needed by bacteria as a growth factor.
 to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, PAD, and (if you could become pregnant) of having a child with a neural tube neural tube
n.
A dorsal tubular structure in the vertebrate embryo that develops into the brain and spinal cord.
 birth defect.

Journal of Nutrition 133: 2863, 2003.
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Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
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Date:Jan 1, 2004
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