January 1, 2007

High Homocysteine Levels and Your Health

High Homocysteine Levels are related to Heart Disease, Dementia, Decreased Cognitive Brain Function and Alzheimer’s Disease. Articles about Homocysteine and Natural Ways to Lower Homocysteine Levels.

High Homocysteine Levels and Heart Disease
High levels of homocysteine are strongly associated with heart disease. Cholesterol isn't the only blood component associated with the risk of heart disease and stroke. Researchers believe that when body cells dump too much homocysteine into the blood, artery linings become irritated, encouraging the formation of plaque—fatty deposits that cling to artery walls. One cause of this dumping is a low intake of...Read full article

Homocysteine Levels: What Lowers Homocysteine Levels Effectively and Safely?
In people who have dramatically elevated levels of homocysteine, different food supplements have been shown to bring down homocysteine levels and to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. A link between high levels of homocysteine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, and heart disease was first suggested in the 1960s, when it became clear that patients with inborn errors of homocysteine metabolism were prone to develop severe cardiovascular disease in their teens and twenties...Read full article

Dementia Treatment – Lower Homocysteine Levels
This article relates to 7 case reports regarding the administration of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine together with folate (folic acid) and vitamin B to cognitively impaired patients with elevated levels of homocysteine...Read full article

Cognitive Function - Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Homocysteine
Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Deficiency - Cognitive Function, Mental Deterioration, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Linked to High Homocysteine Levels. Findings from a broad range of studies show significant relationships between cognitive function and intakes of various nutrients, including long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins, and folate and vitamin B12...Read full article

The Dangers of Elevated Homocysteine Levels
Population studies have shown that people with cardiovascular disease have higher blood concentrations of homocysteine. Most researchers believe that elevated blood plasma homocysteine levels may contribute to an increased risk of developing certain forms of heart disease, blood clots and stroke. A study conducted by researchers at Harvard University followed 15,000 people for five years and found that people with the highest homocysteine levels were more than three times as likely to have a heart attack as people with lower homocysteine...Read full article

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