Hear a lot more about homocysteine
You're going to hear a lot more about homocysteine. More and more it's being suspected as an important risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
People with elevated homocysteine levels seem to be twice as likely to die of heart disease. It might turn out to be as significant as high cholesterol...smoking...or hypertension.
Homocysteine is an amino acid that's formed by protein metabolism. High concentrations damage the lining of arteries and lead to atherosclerosis. It may also increase blood clotting.