Homocysteine is an amino acid that is normally converted into other amino acids like methionine and cysteine under the influence of folate, vitamin B12, choline and vitamin B6. Homocysteine's accumulation in the blood is a good measure of deficiency of these vitamins and essential nutrients and it has been associated with elevated risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and dementia.
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