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Folic acid may reduce odds of CKD progression, but only in select patients

9 days ago   |   By Healio

Combining enalapril with folic acid supplementation reduced odds of chronic kidney disease progression in patients with CKD, according to this study. However, this potential benefit was seen only in patients with baseline B12 levels of at least 248 pmol/L.
“The renal sub-study of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial suggested that folic acid treatment can significantly delay the progression of CKD by 55% among hypertensive patients with mild to moderate CKD,” Youbao Li, MD, of Nanfang Hospital at Southern Medical University in China, and colleagues wrote. “Nevertheless,
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