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B vitamins significantly reduce toxic homocysteine – a deadly risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Research from the New England Journal of Medicine conclusively demonstrates that vitamin B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid supplements significantly lower homocysteine levels. Deadly homocysteine plays a key role in artery blockage – the artery blockage that causes heart attacks and strokes. - New England Journal of Medicine, Nov. 29, 2001

In February 1998, investigators at Harvard School of Public Health published the results of the Nurses’ Health Study which involved a review of dietary habits of 80,000 people over a 14 - year period. The study revealed that the nurses with the lowest consumption of Folic Acid and B-6 had the highest death rates from cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Even moderately elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood have been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. - Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 274, 1995

High blood levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Homocysteine is formed by the body from methionine in a process that can be blocked by Folic Acid and Vitamins B-6 and B-12. High homocysteine levels can induce a narrowing of the arteries, endothelial dysfunction, which is believed to be a precursor of atherosclerosis. - Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 84, December 1999

Now researchers at the University of Washington confirm that people with a higher than normal level of homocysteine have a greater risk of developing vascular disease. - Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 274, October 1995

Evidence is rapidly mounting to the effect that a high homocysteine blood level is a potent risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A high level of homocysteine is often due to a deficiency of the vitamins required to metabolize it – Folic Acid, Vitamins B-6 and B-12. - The Lancet, Vol. 346, November 1995

High levels of homocysteine, believed to be attributed to low folate levels, are linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now report that low blood levels of Folic Acid are associated with a substantially increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. - Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 160, November 2000

It’s been known for years that a high blood level of homocysteine is a potent risk factor for a heart attack, but now researchers at the University of Bergen report that a high homocysteine level is a risk factor for premature death, overall, whether from heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung disease or whatever. - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 74, July 2001

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