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There’s currently a debate about the effectiveness of vitamin B in reducing strokes and heart attacks, with some saying diets rich in B vitamins may even increase one’s risk of stroke.
Previous studies have suggested that levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, might be an adjustable risk factor for coronary heart disease.
A comprehensive study in this week's PLoS Medicine shows levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, have no meaningful effect on the risk of developing coronary heart disease, closing the door on the previously suggested benefits of lowering homocysteine with folate acid once and for all.
Use of folic acid supplements appears to lower blood levels of the amino acid homocysteineâ€”theorized to be a risk factor for heart and blood vessel diseaseâ€”but does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death over a five-year period.
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 Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
The A/C Diagnostics unit of AntiCancer, Inc., has received FDA clearance to market its A/C Portable Enzymatic Homocysteine Assay on the A/C Diagnostic Reader. The new homocysteine assay uses a genetically-engineered enzyme specific for homocysteine.
A trial involving patients with coronary artery disease did not find B vitamins effective in preventing cardiovascular events, Norwegian researchers said. Study leader Dr.
By Rajen M. YOUR genes are you. Your destiny is coded in them. So is your health and longevity. Can you change the genetic code and hence change your life? It is the nature versus nurture debate that has been going on all our lives. Still, we have long suspected that food affects your genes.
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.
By Guzelmeric, Kadir Alkan, Nevriye; Pirimoglu, Meltem; Unal, Orhan; Turan, Cem Abstract Background. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are insulin-resistant and have increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and coronary heart disease (CHD).
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