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October 20, 2020
How Genes Influence Your Vitamin B9 (Folate) Requirements

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is naturally found in many folate-containing foods like spinach, broccoli, avocados, and lentils. Apart from natural sources, the synthetic form of folate, folic acid, is also sold as a supplement. This form is supposedly absorbed better by the body.  Lucy Wills, a researcher, […]

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February 8, 2018
Know Your MTHFR Status From Your 23andMe Raw Data: 2020 Update

WATCH: How to interpret your MTHFR report What is MTHFR? MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase and is produced by the MTHFR gene. MTHFR enzyme performs the function of adding chemical (methyl) groups to folic acid (Vitamin B9) in order for the body to utilize it efficiently. This process is also necessary for the process that […]

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December 9, 2016
Cardiovascular Disease and MTHFR gene

Cardiovascular disease is a group of diseases that involve the heart and blood vessels. There are a number of risk factors associated with this condition, including genetic risk factors with several mutations in several genes being associated. One such important and the independent risk factor is Homocysteine. Nearly 60% of the world’s heart disease occurs […]

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September 20, 2016
Genes and greens to protect your heart!

[idea]Folate (vitamin B9, folic acid) is essential for life-sustaining processes of DNA synthesis, replication, and repair and they are naturally present in common foods such as black eyed peas, liver, asparagus, beets, brussels sprouts, and spinach.  Folate levels have been associated with birth defects, cardiovascular disease , and many other important healthcare issues . Individuals […]

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