Folic acid supplementation and chronic kidney disease progression.


Journal Article

In contrast to prior studies demonstrating no benefit or even increased harm from B vitamin supplementation in patients with chronic kidney disease, a large randomized trial from China recently demonstrated small but statistically significant reductions in the risk of first stroke and chronic kidney disease progression with the addition of folic acid to enalapril in adults with hypertension. Differences in the study population and study intervention may explain these discordant results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wyatt, CM; Spence, JD

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 90 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1144 - 1145

PubMed ID

  • 27884302

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27884302

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1523-1755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.kint.2016.09.019


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States