Homocysteine, folic acid, B vitamins and cardiovascular risk.

  title={Homocysteine, folic acid, B vitamins and cardiovascular risk.},
  author={Jacques Blacher and M E Safar},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  volume={5 3},
Although there is considerable epidemiological evidence for a relationship between plasma homocysteine and cardiovascular disease, the role of homocysteine as a causal cardiovascular risk factor remains controversial. While results from high risk population based prospective studies generally support an association of elevated homocysteine levels with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, results from low risk population based prospective studies, however, tend to indicate a weaker… CONTINUE READING