What Can I Do
Although homocysteine is associated with a wide array of conditions the most conclusive and also most worrying is the relationship between elevated homocysteine and the vital organs – the heart and the brain.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) accounts for more deaths than any other disease, an estimated 16.7 million globally per year. The leading cause of death both in the UK and in Europe, cardiovascular disease encompasses all diseases of the heart and surrounding blood vessels. A worry in itself, but as the population continues to grow, lifestyles become more sedentary and diets less rich in key vitamins, the effect of homocysteine will only strengthen.
Many medical experts believe that presently over 12% of all CVD deaths are attributable to elevated homocysteine levels, resulting in just over 2 million potentially preventable deaths.