Hormones and homocysteine.

  title={Hormones and homocysteine.},
  author={Sunil Asnani and Cyrus V. Desouza and Jack Homan and Subramanyam N. Murthy and Dennis B. McNamara and Vivian A. Fonseca},
  journal={Minerva endocrinologica},
  volume={27 3},
Hyperhomocysteinemia is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Various factors, both modifiable and non-modifiable, interact with the homocysteine metabolism and determine the plasma homocysteine concentrations. These include genetic abnormalities, age, sex and various nutritional and hormonal determinants, all of which play a role in atherosclerosis and accelerated peripheral and cardio-vascular disease (CVD). Several hormones modulate homocysteine metabolism and hence may… CONTINUE READING