Homocysteine lowering interventions for preventing cardiovascular events

Source: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Date of publication: October, 2009

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: Elevated circulating total homocysteine (tHcy) levels are thought to be a risk factor in cardiovascular disease. These levels are influenced by blood levels of vitamins B12, B9 and B6. This review examined the clinical effectiveness of homocysteine – lowering interventions, and concluded that there was no evidence to support their use for the prevention of cardiovascular events.

Length of publication: 66 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cochrane Library

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