The researchers ended the study early because they found that the group taking enalapril with folate had a significant reduction in strokes – 2.7% taking folate versus 3.4% no folate.
In the United States, 30-40% of our population has the MTHFR defect. Although many cereals are fortified with folate, providing some people with the MTHFR gene mutation with a higher level of folate, most cereals are also highly processed and loaded with sugar. I also suspect these cereals are supplemented with regular folate not the methyl-folate that those with the MTHFR defect need. So, I wouldn’t recommend eating fortified cereal to increase folate. People with the MTHFR defect would be better off eating whole foods, especially green leafy vegetables and taking a supplement, like DrPaulApproved Methyl-B12 Methyl Folate Intrinsic, or DrPaulApproved MTHFR Brain and Detox.
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