Elevated Plasma Homocysteine Concentration in Opium-Addicted Individuals.

  title={Elevated Plasma Homocysteine Concentration in Opium-Addicted Individuals.},
  author={Mohammad Masoomi and Nahid Azdaki and Beydolah Shahouzehi},
  journal={Addiction & health},
  volume={7 3-4},
BACKGROUND Although the triggering role of both opium use and elevated plasma homocysteine level for progressing atherosclerosis and, therefore, appearing coronary heart disease has been clearly determined, no study are available with respect to the relation between these to risk profiles. In the present study and for the first time, we hypothesized that the opium addiction can be potentially correlated with elevated homocysteine concentration. METHODS 217 persons (103 opium-addicted and 114… CONTINUE READING
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