Vitamin B Supplements May Decrease Risk Of Stroke: Study

AFP RELAXNEWS Taking supplements containing vitamin B may help cut your risk of stroke, a new study suggests. Related Stories Low-fat dairy associated with reduced risk of stroke Taking vitamin B supplements may help fend off your risk of stroke, a new study published Wednesday claims. Previous studies regarding vitamin B have yielded conflicting results, with some suggesting that the vitamin can protect again stroke and heart attack, while others have shown that it can actually increase the risk. Previous research has also shown that vitamin B3 may help boost recovery in patients who have suffered a stroke. RELATED: DON’T OVERDO IT ON VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTS In the latest study, researchers at Zhengzhou University in China analyzed 14 clinical trials involving nearly 55,000 subjects. The results, published online in the journal Neurology, found that there was a 7% lower risk of stroke among those patients who took vitamin B supplements. However, the findings showed that vitamin B supplementation didn’t have much impact on reducing the risk of heart attack.
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FDA Cracks Down on Placenta Products

It is one of the law firms that have either filed several class-action lawsuits on behalf of MiMedx investors or announced they’re investigating MiMedx. Kim said dozens of investors have reached out to his firm. MiMedx is registered with the FDA to accept placenta donations, but manipulating them beyond a certain extent makes them drugs, which means they would need to be approved and licensed by the FDA under federal law, according to an Aug. 28 letter the FDA sent to MiMedx, based in Marietta, Ga. This means MiMedx needed to demonstrate the “safety and efficacy” of several of its injectable products — which are crushed, dehydrated placenta — via clinical trials, which it hadn’t done, the letter reads.
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