Homocysteine increases the risk of mortality in elderly individuals.

@article{Gonzlez2007HomocysteineIT,
  title={Homocysteine increases the risk of mortality in elderly individuals.},
  author={Sonia Gonz{\'a}lez and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Huerta and Serafina Fern{\'a}ndez and Angeles M Patterson and Cristina Lasheras},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={1138-43}
}
Although total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) has been extensively studied as a risk factor of CVD, longitudinal evidence on its association with mortality is scarce, especially among the elderly. The study cohort consisted of 215 subjects (eighty-eight male and 127 female), aged 60 years or older, recruited in fourteen elderly care institutions from Asturias (Spain). All participants were free of major chronic pathology and took no vitamin and/or mineral supplements. Baseline determinations… CONTINUE READING

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