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Homocysteine and prediction of coronary heart disease and stroke

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Background: Elevated homocysteine levels have been associated with an increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke, but whether these associations are causal is uncertain. Methods: We reviewed the evidence from a meta-analysis of 30 population studies of differences in homocysteine concentrations (involving 5000 IHD and 1100 stroke events in apparently healthy people), and from a meta-analysis of 40 studies (involving 11,000 IHD events) that examined the association of TT genotyp...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
Klinicka Biochemie a Metabolismus More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
132-135
Publication date:
2003-01-01
ISSN:
1210-7921
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:94761
UUID:
uuid:cf411c4b-1717-4a9e-8c5a-f966f62766b6
Local pid:
pubs:94761
Source identifiers:
94761
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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