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Homocysteine and related problems

Homocystine and Musculoskeletal problems

Elevated levels of the amino acid serum Homocysteine is related to several musculoskeletal problems in addition to risk for atherosclerosis, stroke, myocardial infarction, and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. Complex changes occur in muscles cells and blood vessel lining (endothelium). Hyperhomocysteinemia (increased blood levels of Homocysteine) induces oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. This can interfere with body composition and physical function in middle-aged and older adults. The normal level of blood homocysteine is

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