Genetics, homocysteine and risk of heart disease – (10-24-02)

MTHFR 677CtoT Polymorphism and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Chalk up another 16% risk for another modifiable risk factor (actually not modifiable  but rather compensatable). Here we see that genetic variants with a sluggish enzyme that converts oral folic acid to its active form increases risk of CHD. So up your level of folic acid (at no additional cost because you’re already taking it to affect homocysteine levels…) to at least 400 mg (preferably 800 mg).

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.