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Homocysteine-lowering trials for prevention of heart disease and stroke.

Abstract:

Dietary supplementation with B-vitamins that lower plasma total homocysteine concentrations are expected to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Folic acid and vitamin B (12) lower blood homocysteine concentrations by about 25-30% in populations without folic acid fortification, but by only 10-15% in populations with fortification. In observational studies, 25% lower homocysteine is associated with about 10% less coronary heart disease (CHD) and about 20% less stroke. This review examine...

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Publisher copy:
10.1055/s-2005-872407

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Journal:
Seminars in vascular medicine
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
215-222
Publication date:
2005-05-05
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EISSN:
1529-3505
ISSN:
1528-9648
URN:
uuid:b518d86f-7dc5-4a16-94bc-b9daf30d7ad1
Source identifiers:
49240
Local pid:
pubs:49240

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