Homocysteine out of favour again

At one time, homocysteine was the new cardiovascular risk factor on the scene, and a flurry of trials followed to look at the effects of reducing homocysteine with folic acid.
This article showed that folic acid and B12 does lower homocysteine, however that doesn’t have an effect on a combined end point of major cardiovascular events. 


So, where are we at? Increased homocysteine is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, but lowering homocysteine with folic acid and B12 doesn’t seem to reduce the risk. Looks like there’s another player in the game…


Read all about it here

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