Low-dose vitamin B-6 lowers fasting plasma homocysteine levels in healthy elderly persons who are folate and riboflavin replete

MC McKinley, H McNulty, J McPartlin, JJ Strain, K Pentieva, M Ward, DG Weir, JM Scott

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Abstract

Background: Current data suggest that physiologic doses of vitamin B-6 have no significant homocysteine-lowering effect. It is possible that an effect of vitamin B-6 was missed in previous trials because of a much greater effect of folic acid, vitamin B-12, or both.Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of low-dose vitamin B-6 supplementation on fasting total homocysteine (tHcy) concentrations in healthy elderly persons who were made replete with folate and riboflavin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-764
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume73
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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