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Boxer
12-27-2004, 05:07 PM
I didn't know where to put this question so i've put it in the general section...

Does anybody know if there is any evidence that high homocysteine levels cause disease? Or has it only been determined so far that homocysteine happens to be high in some people with certain diseases?

WillBrink
12-27-2004, 05:54 PM
I didn't know where to put this question so i've put it in the general section...

Does anybody know if there is any evidence that high homocysteine levels cause disease? Or has it only been determined so far that homocysteine happens to be high in some people with certain diseases?

The only disease I know of where there appears to be a clear link is with CVD. High homocytseine levels are actually a greater risk factor then cholesterol for CVD. I mentioned homocysteine in my article on blood work. The LEF has lots of info on the issue also as well as ways to lower it.

Boxer
12-27-2004, 06:23 PM
Thanks Will! The article about lowering homocysteine on the LEF site was very informative and i'm glad to see your homocysteine level was quite low previously!

James Abernathy
10-30-2005, 02:31 AM
Homocysteine is a measure of the presence of cysteine in the blood. There are normal ranges. Numbers in the high range are indicative of extreme cardiovascular risk, e.g., stroke and heart attack.
High homocysteine levels can cause a series of nasty events and lead to death in some victims.
To repair it, a supplement program extremely high in B vitamins and Folate is important.
B6, B12, and folic acid are used to manage those high levels of homocysteine. Other treatments include diet therapies, reduction of stress, and cardiovascular medications.