Betaine and homocysteine concentrations in foods.

@article{Sakamoto2002BetaineAH,
  title={Betaine and homocysteine concentrations in foods.},
  author={Akiko Sakamoto and Yutaka Nishimura and Hiroaki Ono and Nobuo Sakura},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={409-13}
}
BACKGROUND Betaine (Bet) supplementation is an effective strategy for dietary treatment of homocystinuria. However,previous reports on diet therapy have only examined methionine (Met)and cystine concentrations, but not those of Bet and homocysteine(Hcy) in food items. We set up a hypothesis that there are some food items, which contain a small amount of Met, but a great amount of Hcy and Bet. METHODS We measured Bet and Hcy concentrations in 58 food items, which were regarded as containing… CONTINUE READING

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