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Folbic - What does it mean if you have high Homocysteine levels and anemia?

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suzanne66 19 Aug 2013

Does the patient have both?
Homocysteine is an amino acid that is produced by the body, usually as a byproduct of consuming meat.
Elevated levels of homocysteine (>10 micromoles/liter) in the blood may be associated with atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries) as well as an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clot formation, and possibly Alzheimer's disease.
Folic acid supplements or cereals that are fortified with folic acid, and to a lesser extent vitamins B6 and B12, can lower blood homocysteine levels.

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