Abstract Title:

[Therapy of hyperhomocysteinemia with vitamin B12].

Abstract Source:

Ceska Slov Farm. 2002 Nov;51(6):310-2. PMID: 12501494

Abstract Author(s):

M Krajcovicová-Kudlácková, P Blazícek, K Sebeková, M Valachovicová

Article Affiliation:

Prevalence of mild hyperhomocysteinemia in vegetarians and vegans is a consequence of vitamin B12 deficiency. Clinical study of homocysteine reduction by vitamin B12 consisted of subjective healthy adults on alternative nutrition (n = 9) with vitamin B12 deficiency and with mild hyperhomocysteinemia. Vitamin B12 treatment was implemented by 5 intramuscular cyanocobalamin injections of a total content of 2200 micrograms during two weeks. Homocysteine level was significantly reduced (from 22 mumol/l to 11.7 mumol/l; individual reduction 29-55%). Vitamin B12 concentration in blood was significantly increased (from 152 pmol/l to 277 pmol/l; individual % of increase 63-150). The results show a high effect of vitamin B12 treatment in homocysteine value reduction of subjects on alternative nutrition.

Study Type : Human Study

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