Folate plus vitamin B12 reduced hip fractures in patients with poststroke hemiplegia

Cummings, Steven R.
September 2005
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p31
Academic Journal
The article presents an answer to a clinical question related to the treatment of patients suffering from hemiplegia, with folate and vitamin B12. During the study, patients in the treatment group had a lower risk for hip fracture or any fracture than did those in the placebo group. The numbers of hip fractures per 1000 patient-years in the treatment and placebo groups were 10 and 43, respectively. It was concluded that combined folate and vitamin B12 therapy reduced the risk for hip fracture at 2 years in patients with poststroke hemiplegia.


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