Vitamin B12 deficiency is the dominant nutritional cause of hyperhomocysteinemia in a folic acid-fortified population.

@article{Green2005VitaminBD,
  title={Vitamin B12 deficiency is the dominant nutritional cause of hyperhomocysteinemia in a folic acid-fortified population.},
  author={Ralph Green and Joshua W. Miller},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={1048-51}
}
Prevalence rates for folate deficiency and hyperhomocysteinemia have been markedly reduced following the introduction of folic acid fortification in the United States. We report the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in a population of community-dwelling elderly Latinos in the post-folic acid fortification era. We measured homocysteine, total vitamin B12, holotranscobalamin, red blood cell folate, and serum creatinine in 1096 subjects aged > or =60 years. Hyperhomocysteinemia (>13 micromol/L… CONTINUE READING
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