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  • Writer's pictureDr. Romi Fung, ND

Cognoscopy: Homocysteine

Homocysteine is commonly associated as a measure for cardiovascular health such as heart disease and stroke. High homocysteine levels correlate with low vitamin B12 or folate levels, and is a risk factor for heart disease.

Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when proteins are broken down. A high homocysteine level, also called hyperhomocysteinemia, can contribute to arterial damage and blood clots in your blood vessels. 

Homocysteine is now been more strongly correlated to dementia. In fact, Smith et al. (2018) indicates that it is “one of the causes of age-related cognitie decline and dementia.” It should not be underestimated as it is easy to supplement B vitamins. 

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