Homocysteine in the Body...
|Homocysteine and Blood Flow...||Darrell Miller||08/22/05|
August 22, 2005 02:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Homocysteine and Blood Flow...
Homocysteine is an amino acid created as a byproduct of protein metabolism. It can injure the cells that line your arteries and stimulate the growth of smooth muscle cells, thus leading to narrower arteries and restricted blood flow. Furthermore, homocysteine can increase the likelihood of blood clots, which can also lead to heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Lawrence Appel states, “To get these positive benefits, it’s not enough to eat just an occasional fruit or vegetable while consuming a highfat diet.” This study provides yet another reason to convince us to change our eating habits in relation to fruits and vegetables, so that we may increase our quality of living and life expectancy.