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Alzheimer’s & homocysteine

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Apparent correlation between "plasma homocysteine and risk of dementia was not significantly altered by adjustment for the plasma levels" of vitamins B6, B12 and folate, researchers report in Feb. 14 New England Journal of Medicine. Sudha Seshadri, MD, et al., Boston University School of Medicine, report "an increased plasma homocysteine level is a strong, independent risk factor for the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease." Study encompassed 1,092 individuals from the Framingham Study. Further research specifically focusing on relationship between dementia, vitamin supplementation is warranted, Seshadri and colleagues suggest...

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