Our expert says:
Homocystein is an amino acid ( building block of protein) in the blood. High homocystein levels can be an indication that you are at risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
It is highly influenced by diet and hereditary factors. Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 is important as it helps break down homocystein in the body. Foods high in folic acid include green, leafy vegetables and grain products fortified with folic acid. You can also take vit B supplements.
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