Tag: "homocysteine" at medical news

Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002

...edu . 5:30 p.m. #P269 Inverse link found between homocysteine and exercise in stroke survivors.An excess of homo...ivors one month after their stroke, measured their homocysteine levels and assessed their level of physical activity prior to stroke with a questionnaire. Of the 8...

High homocysteine levels may double risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease

People with elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood had nearly double the risk of develop...ong-running Framingham Study, are the first to tie homocysteine levels measured several years before with later diagnosis of AD and other dementias. The report, wh...

Folic acid possibly a key factor in Alzheimers disease prevention

...ng that concluded people with high blood levels of homocysteine have nearly twice the risk of developing the disea...d and brain. They suspect that increased levels of homocysteine in the brain caused damage to the DNA of nerve cells in the hippocampus. In transgenic mice fed an a...

Nutrition status affects cognitive impairment in the elderly

...of folate or vitamin B-12 and elevations of plasma homocysteine (tHcy) are associated with cognitive impairment and dementia. Publishing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Duthie et al. investigated the associations between cognitive impairment and plasma concentrations of folate, vitamin B-12, and t...

Calcification of breast blood vessels may predict stroke risk

...cal activity, diet or newer blood markers, such as homocysteine levels or C-reactive protein, he says. However, mammograms might someday be used in addition to standard screening tools to better determine a womans risk, he added. Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood associated with a higher risk of coronar...

Homocysteine related to brain atrophy, vascular disease

...eople with elevated blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine are more likely to experience brain atrophy and va...ers disease. This is exciting information, because homocysteine levels can be reduced by taking the vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid, said neurologist James Toole, M...

Soy protein in the diet produces health benefits, regardless of isoflavone content

...DL) to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, homocysteine concentrations, and estimated overall cardiovascular risk were lower than they were after the control diet. Additionally, serum concentrations of LDL were lower after the high-isoflavone diet. The only significant difference between the sexes was a ...

Folic acid can help prevent heart disease, strokes University of Ulster research

...r for heart disease and strokes. The risk of high homocysteine is similar to the risk of high cholesterol - but the good news is that it is much easier to lower homocysteine levels through increased intake of folic acid. As well as folic acid, vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 ...

Moderately high homocysteine tied to stroke, Alzheimers risk

DALLAS, Oct. 4 Moderate elevations of homocysteine are associated with a more than five-fold increase...ncreased heart attack risk. This study found that homocysteine levels in patients with stroke, Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia were consistently higher th...

Coffee drinking elevates plasma homocysteine and risk factors for coronary heart disease

High plasma homocysteine concentration is associated with an increased risk...nsumption of unfiltered and filtered coffee raises homocysteine levels. As yet, it is unclear which substances in brewed coffee are responsible for its homocystein...

Parkinson's drug linked to heart disease risk factor

...urology, Diaz-Arrastia and his colleagues measured homocysteine levels in blood samples from 235 Parkinson's patie...uld ask their neurologists to monitor the level of homocysteine in their blood, particularly if they are at risk for heart disease, Diaz-Arrastia said. The conclusi...

Could a mandated food additive aimed at better fetal development be a risk for seniors?

...n increasingly common reason behind high levels of homocysteine in the blood. While homocysteine, a non-essential...e expected. Background The normal metabolism of homocysteine requires at least three, and probably four, vitamins: vitamin B-12, folic acid, vitamin B-6, and rib...

Taking vitamins to lower amino acid level in blood does not reduce the risk of recurrent stroke

...previous stroke, reducing levels of the amino acid homocysteine (thought to contribute to heart disease) in the bl...ed an association between elevated levels of total homocysteine and stroke and heart disease, according to background information in the article. Folic acid, pyrido...

Folic acid fortification may have lowered stroke deaths

... might offer a secondary benefit of reducing serum homocysteine concentrations in the population as a whole, which...studies have shown that folic acid can lower serum homocysteine levels, and that people with higher-than-average homocysteine levels are at higher risk for stroke a...

Existing therapies applied to new use in broader spectrum of cancer care

...ndner said. "All cells need vitamin B12 to convert homocysteine to methionine, but cancer cells have a greater need." To satisfy their cellular craving for the vitamin, tumor cells produce excessive amounts of the receptor that attaches to available blood-borne vitamin B12. The receptors import the...

Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels

...th pregnancy-induced high blood pressure have more homocysteine (an amino acid linked with atherosclerosis) and le...e to diet, lifestyle or heredity. But, since high homocysteine levels have been linked to diets low in folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, Patrick said the finding...

Half the population at increased risk of neural tube defects

... tissue concentrations of folate, higher levels of homocysteine (an amino acid), and lower enzyme activity than th... genetic variant. Both the lower folate and higher homocysteine levels associated with CT and TT genotypes can be corrected by folic acid, explain the authors. Ther...

New insight into link between homocysteine and stroke

...ing is important. Observational studies measuring homocysteine concentrations in healthy individuals have found that, on average, those with high levels of homocysteine in their blood are more likely to have a stroke. But other factors that increase homocysteine concen...

Folic acid and vitamin B12 decrease risk of hip fracture in stroke patients

...believe this may be due to higher levels of plasma homocysteine (an amino acid) in stroke patients, which may be a... experienced a 38 percent decrease in their plasma homocysteine levels, while levels increased by 31 percent in the placebo group. "Treatment with folate and mecob...

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