Journal article

Dose-dependent effects of folic acid on plasma homocysteine in a randomized trial conducted among 723 individuals with coronary heart disease.

Bruce Neal, Stephen MacMahon, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Andrew Tonkin, David Wilcken, undefined PACIFIC Study Group

European Heart Journal | Published : 2002


AIMS: To determine the effects on homocysteine levels of two doses of folic acid compared to placebo, where the high dose is typical of that provided by pharmacological intervention and the low dose approximates that provided by dietary supplementation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The PACIFIC study was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, factorial randomized trial. Seven hundred and twenty-three individuals with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina were recruited from 28 clinical cardiology centres in Australia and New Zealand and randomized to folic acid 2.0 mg daily, folic acid 0.2 mg daily or placebo. The primary outcome, homocysteine, was measured using a fluorescence polarizat..

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