“A high level of homocysteine in the blood is an independent risk factor for arterial disease and heart attack and may also elevate the risk of cancer and a number of chronic degenerative diseases. The body can easily clear homocysteine from the blood if it has adequate amounts of vitamins B6, B12, and especially folic acid. You should be taking in about 800 micrograms of folic acid a day; if you get 400 micrograms from a B-complex supplement, the rest will come from a normal diet.” (p.127)

Source: Eating Well For Optimum Health by Dr. Andrew Weil.

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