Homocysteine can do damage in a variety of ways. The B vitamins folate, B6 and B12 help to keep levels of homocysteine low. We have previously written about the negative impacts of high levels of homocysteine on the brain.
New research looked at the connection, if any, between homocysteine and macular degeneration. Subjects had their blood levels tested and then retested ten years later. Results showed that higher homocysteine levels were associated with a greater risk of age-related macular degeneration, B12 and folate deficiency.
Keeping homocysteine levels low is relatively easy with a multivitamin or B-complex.
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