8. Homocysteine

  1. Keith Frayn and
  2. Sara Stanner

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774663.ch8

Cardiovascular Disease: Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors: The Report of a British Nutrition Foundation Task Force

Cardiovascular Disease: Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors: The Report of a British Nutrition Foundation Task Force

How to Cite

Frayn, K. and Stanner, S. (eds) (2005) Homocysteine, in Cardiovascular Disease: Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors: The Report of a British Nutrition Foundation Task Force, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774663.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101660

Online ISBN: 9780470774663

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Keywords:

  • homocysteine;
  • biochemistry;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • determinants of homocysteine;
  • folic acid fortification

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Fundamental Transient Mechanism

  • Biochemistry

  • Laboratory Measurement of Homocysteine

  • Evidence Relating Homocysteine with Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Pathophysiology of Vascular Disease

  • Determinants of Homocysteine

  • Genetic Influences

  • Dietary Influences

  • Effects of Vitamin Supplements on Homocysteine

  • Large Trials of Homocysteine Lowering Vitamin Supplements

  • Folic Acid Fortification

  • Key Points

  • Recommendations for Future Research

  • Key References