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Podcast: Hyperhomocysteinemia—The New Concern for Healthy Ageing

An oft-overlooked concern for pregnancy and healthy ageing, hyperhomocysteinemia can affect infant development, cognitive health and heart health.

Homocysteine is a sulphur-containing amino acid generated from methionine, which is essential. The plasmatic concentration of homocysteine is the result of a strong connection between a person’s dietary habits and their genetic factors, meaning while the percentage of the population at risk is small, it’s crucial to get tested for homocysteine levels if a person is trying to get pregnant or at risk of heart disease. Elevated levels negatively influence many bodily functions, as explained by Giorgio Amadori, Inpha2000, at Vitafoods Europe 2018.

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