NEW: Homocysteine and Dementia: An International Consensus Statement 

‘Raised tHcy is a strong and modifiable risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia.’

Homocysteine is increasingly being recognised as an important risk factor for a number of common medical conditions.

There is high academic and public interest in this unique biological marker emphasising the need for regular testing and monitoring of homocysteine levels within the blood.

Elevated levels of homocysteine have been shown to be associated with:

  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Cardiovascular Disease (Stroke and MI)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Concentration and Underachievement
  • Diabetes

Measured from the blood, homocysteine levels are a highly accurate way to determine health now and predict future predispositions to illnesses later in life.

Yet, it’s easy to check your homocysteine level and to reduce it by eating the right foods and in some cases taking nutritional supplements, for example certain vitamins.

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