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Determinants Of Plasma Homocysteine Levels In Healthy People

Author(s): Ş. Nur Aksoy | İclal Geyikli, | E. İlker Saygılı

Journal: Türk Biyokimya Dergisi
ISSN 0250-4685

Volume: 31;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 175;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Homocysteine | sex | age | smoking | fruit | vegetable | folate | B12 | body mass index

Elevated plasma homocysteine is considered to be an independent risk factor forcardiovascular diseases. In the present study, relations between plasma homocysteineand demographics, lifestyle factors and blood vitamin concentrations wereinvestigated in a population-based sample. Homocysteine and vitamin concentrationswere measured in the 126 healthy people aged 31-73 year. All participantscompleted the questionnaires about factors including demographics and lifestylefactors, and dietary records. Homocysteine values were higher in men as comparedto women (11.8 vs. 10.6 μmol/L; p
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