Posts Tagged ‘Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin)’
The many B’s
Numerous vitamins B, B-3 (niacin), B-6, B-9 (folic acid) and B-12 have been associated for years with better heart health. These vitamins can become even more important if it is determined the role of homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid found naturally in the body. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, cerebrovascular attack and peripheral vascular disease. A higher level of homocysteine in blood, the greater risk. Several vitamins, particularly B-6, B-12 and folic acid can reduce blood levels of homocysteine. What is not currently known, however, is whether taking these vitamins reduces the risk of heart disease?
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