Food and Health, Prevention

Enrico Forte, an Italian dietitian, has joined us today to talk about the many benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Stop by again on Thursday for a roundup of our favorite Mediterranean recipes!
 
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Low levels of vitamins B-6, B-12, and folate can contribute to elevated levels of Hcy leading to hopes that supplements of these 3 B-vitamins might reduce the risk heart disease and senility. Elevated levels of homocysteine (Hcy) in the blood have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer?s disease (AD). Low ... B Vitamins May Help Decrease Dementia
 
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What is homocysteine? Homocysteine is made from methionine, which is found in large amounts in all animal proteins. Why should I lower it? Too much homocysteine in the blood has been shown to raise the risk of coronary heart dis- ease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Several studies have...