ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain?

All About Ginkgo Biloba: Benefits of This Timeless Herbal Supplement

Yarrow Oil: Here's Why It Deserves a Place in Your First-Aid Kit

Trial Finds Reduction in Depressive Symptoms Following Magnesium Supplementation

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

Carnitine deficiency suggested as contributor to autism

Vitamin D supplement use associated with lower risk of breast cancer

Hop Oil: A Safe Sleep Aide

White Camphor Oil: The Purest Camphor Oil

Lutein — An Important Nutrient for Eye and Brain Health

 
Print Page
Email Article

Vitamins Help Heart Patient Arteries

  [ 27 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 10, 2002


By MAURA KELLY, Associated Press Writer

CHICAGO (AP) - A six-month regimen of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 can help prevent recurrence of blocked arteries in patients who have undergone coronary angioplasty, a study found.

The findings, reported in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association ( news - web sites), are an extension of a clinical trial that examined effects of the vitamin combination on treating heart disease.

The treatment apparently works by lowering levels of homocysteine, an amino acid long implicated in heart attacks.

Dr. Guido Schnyder, an assistant professor in the cardiology division at the University of California at San Diego, and his colleagues conducted both studies.

The earlier study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine ( news - web sites) in November 2001, involved 205 patients who were given either the vitamin combination of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 or a placebo for six months.

During that period, the patients who took the vitamin combination showed a 48 percent reduction in the development of restenosis, or renarrowing of the vessel, compared to patients who received the placebo.

In the new study, Schnyder added 348 patients and extended the follow-up observation period from six months to one year.

"It was important to follow these patients for another six months because that's the time frame in which restenosis typically occurs," he said. "We've now shown that the vitamin combination didn't just delay the development of restenosis, it prevented it."

Schnyder also expanded the study's focus to look at the patient's need for repeat angioplasties or heart bypass operations. He said the vitamin regime decreased by 38 percent the need for repeat angioplasties or heart bypass operations.

Dr. Robert Bonow, chief of cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and president of the American Heart Association ( news - web sites), said the study offers more evidence that B vitamins are important in maintaining healthy blood vessels. More research is needed, though, he said.

"When you have a small trial like this, it's always nice to have confirmation by another group," Bonow said. "I think it's very interesting and it needs to be followed very carefully."

The study was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation ( news - web sites) and Swiss Cardiovascular Center and the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength FibroSleep™ Energy NADH™ 12.5mg


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems! Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems!
Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.
Enhance Eyelashes Naturally Enhance Eyelashes Naturally

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map