B Vitamins intake and plasma homocysteine in vegetarians

Tsiami, Amalia A. and Obserby, Derek (2017) B Vitamins intake and plasma homocysteine in vegetarians. In: Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets in Health and Disease Prevention. Elsevier. Elsevier, pp. 747-768. ISBN 9780128039687

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Abstract

Dietary B vitamins play a key role in the control of homocysteine, a potentially injurious amino acid produced in humans, when it becomes ≥10µmolL-1.
Whilst most lactovegetarian (LV), lactoovovegetarian (LOV) and vegan diets are rich in the related B vitamins, with the exception of vitamin B12, due to a deficiency of dietary animal produce: this can result in homocysteine levels becoming elevated, rendering them susceptible to a range of chronic medical conditions, the most prominent condition being cardiovascular disease (CVD).
This chapter takes a journey through the relationship between dietary B vitamin status of vegetarians and concentrations of plasma total homocysteine (tHcy).
It also explores the relationship between the intakes of the essential amino acid methionine and its impact on plasma tHcy of vegetarians with concentrations ≥10µmolL-1

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © Academic Press 2017
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism > Culinary arts > Food studies
Medicine and health > Nutrition
Depositing User: Amalia Tsiami
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2018 12:46
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 16:42
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4265

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