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Folic Acid may prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Today, The Times reports that a daily dose of Folic Acid could helpt to prevent strokes and heart disease.

British scientists have discovered that raised levels of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood is one of the causes of cardiovascular disease.

…Since folic acid helps to lower homocysteine, the scientists believe increasing intake of the vitamin could help to reduce the risk of disease.

It is already known that Folic Acid prevents Spina Bifida in babies. In addition, it is thought that that Folic Acid could help to prevent some cancers and Alzheimer’s disease.

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What is your Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Your Body Mass Index is a tool to relate your weight to your height. It is a useful indicator of how healthy you are. Use the following chart to find out your BMI:

bmi

To interpret your results, use this list:

Starvation: less than 15
Underweight: less than 18.5
Ideal: from 18.5 to 25
Overweight: from 25 to 30
Obese: from 30 to 40
Morbidly Obese: greater than 40

Source: Wikipedia

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