Vitamins for Hardening of the Arteries
Folic acid and B vitamin supplements continue to prove that they can lower blood levels of homocysteine, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but when it comes to actually reducing heart disease and stroke, the combo appears to have no impact. Therefore, folic acid and B vitamin supplements cannot be recommended for preventing heart disease and strokes, except in the case of rare genetic disorders. Fish intake has been linked with decreased risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends that patients without a history of heart disease eat a variety of omega-3 containing fish at least twice a week. Examples of these types of fish include salmon, herring, and trout.