Homocysteine, menopause and cardiovascular disease.


A high plasma concentration of total homocysteine (tHcy) and a deficiency of vitamins related to its metabolism, such as vitamin B12 and folate, have been associated with cardiovascular disease. Postmenopausal women have higher concentrations than age-matched premenopausal women, and plasma concentrations of homocysteine in postmenopausal women taking… (More)


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