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B Vitamins for Leg Cramps (Taiwan)
Nighttime leg cramps, a common problem in older men and women, may be relieved with a simple mixture of B vitamins, according to a study from the Taipei Medical College. Twenty-eight elderly patients with high blood pressure, a common cause of severe leg cramps, were given either vitamin B complex capsules (containing a mixture of B vitamins) or a placebo pill daily for three months. Those who took the B vitamins had fewer cramps, and when cramps did develop, they were less intense and did not last as long. (Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 12/98)
Date Published: 03/08/2003
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