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Mthfr, what is it?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: A gene

It is a gene that has polymorphisms (differences) in up to 1/4 of people.
There are two well studied polymorphisms, 677 and 1298. Each causes slightly different problems. 677 decreases methylfolate, and 1298 can cause neurotransmitter shortage.

In brief: A gene

It is a gene that has polymorphisms (differences) in up to 1/4 of people.
There are two well studied polymorphisms, 677 and 1298. Each causes slightly different problems. 677 decreases methylfolate, and 1298 can cause neurotransmitter shortage.
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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Here's the latest on MTHFR - http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.html
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: A gene

Testing for this gene is being heavily promoted by an aggressive lab.
A majority of people who are tested are told they have an abnormal result and are given a recommendation for some nutritional supplements. There's just enough science here that not testing might cause trouble, but most of us pathologists aren't buying it as a useful test for folks who seem healthy.

In brief: A gene

Testing for this gene is being heavily promoted by an aggressive lab.
A majority of people who are tested are told they have an abnormal result and are given a recommendation for some nutritional supplements. There's just enough science here that not testing might cause trouble, but most of us pathologists aren't buying it as a useful test for folks who seem healthy.
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In brief: An enzyme and a gene

Methylene tetrahydrofolate (folic acid) reductase is an enzyme involved in many processes, requiring amino acids, folate (folic acid) etc.
. Mutations in this gene affect a large number of functions best explained in this location in a relatively understandable manner http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/mthfr/

In brief: An enzyme and a gene

Methylene tetrahydrofolate (folic acid) reductase is an enzyme involved in many processes, requiring amino acids, folate (folic acid) etc.
. Mutations in this gene affect a large number of functions best explained in this location in a relatively understandable manner http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/mthfr/
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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine

In brief: MTHFR

MTHFR 677 and MTHFR 1298 are both genes.

In brief: MTHFR

MTHFR 677 and MTHFR 1298 are both genes.
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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine

In brief: MTHFR

Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan.
Blogspot.Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.Html.

In brief: MTHFR

Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan.
Blogspot.Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.Html.
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Dr. Devang Patel
Family Medicine

In brief: It represents a gene

This stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.
You can read about it in more detail at this website. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/mthfr.

In brief: It represents a gene

This stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.
You can read about it in more detail at this website. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/mthfr.
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