The association of homocysteine and coronary artery disease.

  title={The association of homocysteine and coronary artery disease.},
  author={Gregory M Gauthier and Jon G. Keevil and Patrick E. McBride},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  volume={26 12},
Hyperhomocysteinemia has been associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction by a number of prospective case-control studies. A variety of genetic mutations, nutritional deficiencies, disease states, and drugs can elevate homocysteine concentrations. Treatment with folic acid with or without B-complex vitamins effectively lowers homocysteine levels. Whether therapy corresponds with decreased risk of coronary events is unknown, but may be promising. This article… CONTINUE READING
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