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Vitamin B Effects On Stroke Risk May Be Bittersweet
2013-09-20 10:58:32

[ Watch the Video: Stroke Risk May Be Reduced With Vitamin B Regimen ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 actually increase one’s risk of stroke. New research, however,  suggests vitamin B reduces the risk of stroke by seven percent, though it does not reduce the severity of a stroke or the risk of death from a...

2012-02-27 07:27:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Previous studies have suggested that levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, might be an adjustable risk factor for coronary heart disease. However, a recent comprehensive study has found that high blood levels of homocysteine have no meaningful effect on coronary heart disease risks. This makes the previous suggestion of lowering homocysteine with folate acid unbeneficial. The comprehensive study is made up of 19 unpublished and 86 published studies. The analysis...

2012-02-22 10:20:09

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. Previous studies have suggested that high blood levels of homocysteine might be a modifiable risk factor for coronary heart disease, but in a detailed analysis of data from 19 unpublished and 86 published...

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...

2008-10-20 06:00:22

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. The assay will be able to serve the need for widespread testing for homocysteine, a risk factor for cardiovascular and other diseases. "The simplicity of this test enables an economical price structure for the test kit. This gives us the...

2008-08-20 03:00:14

A trial involving patients with coronary artery disease did not find B vitamins effective in preventing cardiovascular events, Norwegian researchers said. Study leader Dr. Marta Ebbing of Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, said 3,096 patients with coronary artery disease between 1999 to 2006 were randomly assigned to one of four groups that received a daily oral dose of one of the following treatments: folic acid, vitamin B12 plus vitamin B6, folic acid plus vitamin B12,...

2008-07-13 21:00:22

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. We have also seen the effects of bad food. It can cause the wrong genes to get turned on. Hence, avoid chemicals and overly cooked and grilled meats. But good food like vegetables and fruits can...

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...

2007-11-18 06:00:09

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). But it is controversial whether the increased risk of CHD and T2DM is associated with endocrine abnormalities occurring as a consequence of PCOS or whether it is related to obesity or metabolic changes frequently seen in women with...


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