Homocysteine and cardiovascular disease: is HDL the link?

@article{Barter2006HomocysteineAC,
  title={Homocysteine and cardiovascular disease: is HDL the link?},
  author={Philip J. Barter and Kerry-Anne Rye},
  journal={Circulation research},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={565-6}
}
An elevated plasma level of homocysteine has long been known as an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease.1,2 However, in the absence of a clear mechanism linking homocysteine to cardiovascular disease, there has been an ongoing debate about whether this relationship is one of cause and effect or whether an elevated level of plasma homocysteine is an epiphenomenon, reflecting the presence of some other proatherogenic factor that is actually responsible for the cardiovascular disease… CONTINUE READING
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