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Medicine: Heart Disease / Homocystine and Folic Acid #174445

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 23, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) Report in the "New England Journal of Medicine" on the use of the amino acid homocystine as an indicator of the risk for heart disease examined; details given of the use of common folic acid to reduce homocystine in the body. [Tulane Medical Center Dr. John LaROSA - comments on folic acid.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Tim Johnson) The issue of routine testing for homocystine and the taking of folic acid discussed.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:02:40

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