homocysteine

The B-12 Battle: Elderly may be most at risk for deficiency

Growing older carries more risks, among them the risk for vitamin B-12 deficiency. Emerging evidence points to B-12 deficiency as an increasingly common reason behind high levels of homocysteine in the blood — a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Deficiencies of folic acid (folate) can also cause high levels of homocysteine. The metabolism of these [...]

The B-12 Battle: Elderly may be most at risk for deficiency 2018-02-15T15:53:30+00:00

Smokers need B-6; RDA may be too low for entire population

Many moderate smokers (those who smoke less than a pack per day) may have “unacceptably low” blood levels of vitamin B-6, say Washington State University researchers. B-6 is believed to be protective against the DNA damage that can lead to cancers. It is also well known to help protect against heart disease by lowering levels [...]

Smokers need B-6; RDA may be too low for entire population 2018-02-15T15:53:32+00:00

Slowing Alzheimer’s: Three Bs put to the test

According to researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center's Memory Disorders Program, three common B vitamins may make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. They have published encouraging results of a preliminary study and are leading a 40-centre trial to see whether the three vitamins - folic acid, B-12 and [...]

Slowing Alzheimer’s: Three Bs put to the test 2018-02-15T15:53:35+00:00

B-vitamins critical for heart health

With the buzz about B-vitamins, most people now know that they are essential for stress-management and disease prevention—especially heart disease. Vitamin B-6, B-12 and folic acid help convert the amino acid homocysteine into harmless byproducts. Without sufficient B-vitamins, homocysteine levels may become elevated, which is associated with increased risk of heart disease. At the University [...]

B-vitamins critical for heart health 2015-09-09T13:52:24+00:00

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