Study backs homocysteine and Alzheimer's link:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Results from a study have provided more evidence to support the link between elevated blood levels of homocysteine and Alzheimer's disease (AD). US scientists at Boston University found that homocysteine levels that are greater than 14 mmol/litre doubled the chance of developing AD, and each 5 mmol/litre elevation increased the risk by 40%. The analysis also showed that people with consistently high levels of the marker were at highest risk for dementia and AD. The findings appear in The New England Journal of Medicine (February 14).