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Folate & arteries.

In a 12-year study of more than 46,000 men, those who consumed the most folate (a B-vitamin) from a 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 to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, PAD, and (if you could become pregnant) of having a child with a neural tube birth defect.

Journal of Nutrition 133: 2863, 2003.
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Title Annotation:Quick Studies
Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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