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China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial: Visit-to-Visit Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Is an Independent Predictor of Primary Stroke in Hypertensive Patients Stroke
ConclusionsVisit‐to‐visit SBP variability is an independent predictor of primary stroke in Chinese hypertensive patients. This predictive value depends on the number of blood pressure measurements used to calculate variability but is independent of mean SBP.Clinical Trial RegistrationURL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT00794885.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - March 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Men, X., Sun, W., Fan, F., Zhao, M., Huang, X., Wang, Y., Liu, L., Liu, R., , Peng, Q., Qin, X., Tang, G., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Cai, Y., Hou, F. F., Wang, B., Xu, X., Cheng, X., Sun, N., Huang, Y., Huo, Y. Tags: Epidemiology, Hypertension, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Original Research Source Type: research
Folic Acid Supplementation and the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Epidemiology
Conclusions Our meta-analysis indicated a 10% lower risk of stroke and a 4% lower risk of overall CVD with folic acid supplementation. A greater benefit for CVD was observed among participants with lower plasma folate levels and without preexisting CVD and in studies with larger decreases in homocysteine levels. Folic acid supplementation had no significant effect on risk of coronary heart disease.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - August 14, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Li, Y., Huang, T., Zheng, Y., Muka, T., Troup, J., Hu, F. B. Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet and Nutrition Epidemiology Source Type: research