Association of folate intake and serum homocysteine in elderly persons according to vitamin supplementation and alcohol use.

@article{Koehler2001AssociationOF,
  title={Association of folate intake and serum homocysteine in elderly persons according to vitamin supplementation and alcohol use.},
  author={Kathleen Koehler and Richard Baumgartner and Philip J. Garry and Robert H. Allen and Sally P. Stabler and Eric B. Rimm},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={628-37}
}
BACKGROUND The serum total homocysteine concentration (tHcy), an indicator of folate status and a possible risk factor for vascular disease, is elevated with impaired renal function and poor vitamin B-12 status, which are common in the elderly. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine the association between tHcy, folate intake, alcohol consumption, and other lifestyle factors in elderly persons. DESIGN This cross-sectional study used linear regression to model changes in tHcy. Subjects… CONTINUE READING

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