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CHD and supplements

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One mg folic acid/.5 mg cyanocobalamin taken daily for 10 years by men 45+ and women 55+ would prevent 207 mil. and 96 mil. deaths, respectively, from coronary heart disease, Jeffrey Tice, MD, et al., UCSF, estimate in Aug. 22 JAMA. Supplementation in these age groups meets cost-effectiveness criteria and is well-tolerated, researchers report. Epidemiological study examined cost effectiveness of 1998 FDA-mandated folic acid grain fortification and additional supplement therapy in terms of ability to lower homocysteine levels and prevent CHD
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