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Anybody know about homocysteine?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Toxic to endothelium

Accelerated vascular disease.
Two breakdown pathways rely on folic acid; one with b6; two with b12. Too lower this, you should take a combination of all three! it's level will rise when any or all of these nutrients are low, most common in folate and B12 deficiencies.

In brief: Toxic to endothelium

Accelerated vascular disease.
Two breakdown pathways rely on folic acid; one with b6; two with b12. Too lower this, you should take a combination of all three! it's level will rise when any or all of these nutrients are low, most common in folate and B12 deficiencies.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Michael Moran
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite of methionine metabolism. It is converted to the non-toxic form, homocystine by a series of enzymes.
People missing one of those enzymes can develop high levels of homocysteine, enough to spill over into their urine, homocysteinuria. Children with this have heart attacks and strokes by 5 or 6 years of age, and half are dead by 20. But levels have to be very high.

In brief: Yes.

Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite of methionine metabolism. It is converted to the non-toxic form, homocystine by a series of enzymes.
People missing one of those enzymes can develop high levels of homocysteine, enough to spill over into their urine, homocysteinuria. Children with this have heart attacks and strokes by 5 or 6 years of age, and half are dead by 20. But levels have to be very high.
Dr. Michael Moran
Dr. Michael Moran
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