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Elevated homocysteine levels (hyperhomocysteinemia) may be due to a genetic disorder called homocystinuria. Homocystinuria is a somewhat rare condition that includes symptoms like developmental delays, osteoporosis, blood clots, visual abnormalities, and advanced hardening of the arteries at an early age. Consumption of folic acid supplements and possibly vitamins B6 and B12 can lower homocysteine levels. Currently there is no direct proof that taking folic acid and B vitamins to lower homocysteine levels prevent heart attacks and strokes. Talk to your doctor if you feel you need to have your homocysteine blood levels checked.

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