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What is hyperhomocysteinemia?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: High levels

Homocysteine is an Amino Acid that is normally present in the blood.
Levels rise when there is a deficiency of vitamins b6, B12 and/or folic acid. It was previously thought to cause heart disease because a rare inherited form (homocystinuria) is assoc with heart disease, but that aside, lowering the levels has not shown any effect on heart disease prevention.

In brief: High levels

Homocysteine is an Amino Acid that is normally present in the blood.
Levels rise when there is a deficiency of vitamins b6, B12 and/or folic acid. It was previously thought to cause heart disease because a rare inherited form (homocystinuria) is assoc with heart disease, but that aside, lowering the levels has not shown any effect on heart disease prevention.
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