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I have a question. My mother-in-law heard a report that Folic Acid has benefits for the heart. Does anyone know if this is true and what exactly are the benefits of older people taking Folic Acid? I would appreciate any and all info I can get. Thank you for reading. Have a great day.
Folic acid (Vitamin B9) is necessary for the formation of normal red blood cells and the synthesis of DNA. Folic acid deficiency may cause anemia, fatigue, diarrhea. Also folic acid helps lower homocysteine levels and thus coronary heart disease risk. A high level of homocysteine is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack.
Some information about B Vitamins here: http://www.vitastock.com/vitamin-b.shtml
Folic acid is very beneficial in the prevention of heart disease, cancer, depression, memory loss, and retaining hair color. Yes, it will actually stall the graying process. My mother didn't start to go gray until she hit her 70s.