Homocysteine – more important than cholesterol?

Dr Paul Clayton 2006 Several years ago the first edition of Health Defence reported on the importance of homocysteine as probably a more important marker for heart disease than LDL cholesterol. Since then it is exciting a flurry of medical research, with over 8,000 papers published on the subject during 2004 alone. Research has shown … Read more Homocysteine – more important than cholesterol?

Heart health – Betaine, the latest 'B vitamin'

Dr Paul Clayton 2003 Betaine, sometimes known as Vitamin B10, is increasingly in the limelight. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood (homocystenaemia) are strongly linked to increased risks of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and other diseases(1). Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid are often used to lower homocysteine levels, but this combination is not … Read more Heart health – Betaine, the latest 'B vitamin'