Latest homocystinuria Stories

2010-10-12 14:10:31

Use of folic acid supplements appears to lower blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine"”theorized to be a risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease"”but does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death over a five-year period, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies in the October 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Elevated plasma total homocysteine [an amino acid...

2009-12-16 12:52:22

A diet rich in methionine, an amino acid typically found in red meats, fish, beans, eggs, garlic, lentils, onions, yogurt and seeds, can possibly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by Temple researchers. The researchers published their findings, titled "Diet-induced hyperhomocysteinemia increases Amyloid-ÃŽ² formation and deposition in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease," in the journal  Current Alzheimer Research. "When...

2007-12-07 06:00:10

By Asfar, S Safar, H A Aim. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in a population with peripheral vascular occlusive disease in Kuwait. Methods. From November 2000 to May 2002, total serum homocysteine levels were measured in 172 consecutive patients admitted to the vascular surgery unit because of peripheral vascular arterial disease. A fluorescence polarization immunoassay was used for measuring total serum homocysteine levels. Serum homocysteine...

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