Folate, Folic Acid Book, Homocysteine

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Folic Acid:

Everything You Need to Know About Folic Acid
(Folate, Vit B9)   From the Latest Research:
Crucial To Everyone's Health and Longevity

Written by William Bruneau
Publish Date: September 1, 2007
Price $7.95
128 pages
ISBN 0974879916 LCCN: xxx


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What we call "folic acid" is really a family of biochemicals which science is still discovering. The absence of this vitamin will kill you. Too much might very well kill you. This is the one vitamin you should know about. The folates are largely unknown to the public. Folic Acid is the crudest and most primitive synthetic form.

Folates are essential for:

  • Normal cell growth and replication.

  • The development of the central nervous system

  • Normal DNA synthesis and repair

  • Formation of the building blocks of RNA, needed for protein synthesis in all cells

  • Amino acid metabolism

  • Folate is of particular interest for the study of aging,cancer, and other pathologic conditions

  • folate status may affect the immune system

Folate Deficiency:

  • Most likely causes chromosome breakage and diminishes DNA stability

  • Has been associated with hearing loss in both children and elderly

  • In high-functioning older adults, appears to be a risk factor for cognitive decline

  • In older persons with elevated plasma homocysteine levels, increases risk of decline in physical function

  • Is strongly suspected as one cause of greying of hair

  • Causes an abnormal rise in homocysteine

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Some Diseases and Conditions Known or Strongly Suspected To Be Associated With Folate Deficiency:

  • Birth defects - most notably neural tube defects (NTD)

  • Cancer - Colon, Rectal, Lung, Esophageal, Prostate, Ovarian, Intestinal, Cervical, Breast

  • Heart Disease (associated with folate deficiency, high homocysteine, or both) -- coronary heart disease, ischemic heart disease

  • Circulatory Diseases (associated with folate deficiency, high homocysteine, or both) -- stroke, vascular diseases (peripheral (PVD), cerebral (CVD), atherosclerotic), small vessel disease (SVD)

  • Psychological conditions -- depression, dementia, Alzheimers, schizophrenia

  • Skin Conditions -- psoriasis, gingivitis, vitiligo

  • Epilepsy

  • Brain atrophy

  • Autism

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