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Plasma homocysteine, but not folate or vitamin B-12, predicts mortality in older people in the United Kingdom.

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There is uncertainty about the importance of plasma levels of homocysteine, vitamin B-12, and folate for all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in older people. We examined the associations between plasma levels of folate, vitamin B-12, and homocysteine, and all-cause and CVD mortality among community-dwelling adults aged > or = 75 y living in the United Kingdom. In a population-based prospective cohort study, 853 men and women aged > or = 75 y were examined in 1995-98 as ...

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Journal:
The Journal of nutrition
Volume:
138
Issue:
6
Pages:
1121-1128
Publication date:
2008-06-05
EISSN:
1541-6100
ISSN:
0022-3166
URN:
uuid:1b0ebc79-c44a-4975-a7d9-3eb646ebb088
Source identifiers:
49363
Local pid:
pubs:49363

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