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Why the fuss about homocysteine?

Why the fuss about homocysteine?

Like many of the chemical substances that work inside your body to build and maintain its cells and systems—homocysteine  is a metabolite.  It starts as one thing and ends as another. Or at least it should. Homocysteine for protein processing Methionine is one of 11 essential amino acids the body requires from dietary sources such [...]

January 15, 2013 Susan Heart Disease, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Why the fuss about homocysteine?

Hypothyroidism increases risk of heart disease, attack or stroke

Hypothyroidism increases risk of heart disease, attack or stroke

You probably know this: The thyroid gland produces hormones that act upon every cell in the body. When the thyroid is “underactive” as in “hypo” thyroid disease, metabolic processes are disrupted resulting in a range of symptoms. But did you know, when one system goes awry, it can cause a domino effect in the body? [...]

January 15, 2013 Susan Heart Health & Cholesterol, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Hypothyroidism increases risk of heart disease, attack or stroke