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A 40-year-old female asked:

Can mthfr be cured by taking mors?

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Dr. G. allen Williams
General Practice 22 years experience
Supplements may help: MTHFR (methylene tetrahydrofolate (folic acid) reductase) deficiency is a genetic condition in which elevated homocysteine is due to abnormal folate (folic acid) metabolism. Elevated homocysteine has been implicated w/ cardiovascular problems & other medical issues. Because its a genetic condition, there's no cure.Often times supplements (MORS) which use an alternative folate (folic acid) metabolic pathway may help the condition.
Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics 36 years experience
No: The 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) enzyme, when it is not present at all, causes seizures and intellectual disability. This is very rare. However, as many as 1 out of 4 people have slightly low MTHFR. Some people passionately believe otherwise, but mild MTHFR variants do not cause illness and do not need to be treated http://www.nature.com/gim/journal/v15/n2/full/gim2012165a.html

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