Plaque

Plaque

PLAQUE PROGRESSION REVERSED 1

American Journal of Hypertension. 2000;13(1 Pt 1):105-10.
Ultrasound measurement of carotid plaque confirmed that daily doses of three B vitamins reversed the progression of plaque in patients with elevated homocysteine levels. Plaque regression was achieved with 2.5 mg folate, 25 mg B6, and 250 mcg B12 daily. The authors stated that the results support a causal relationship between homocysteine and atherosclerosis.


ARTERY NARROWING STOPPED BY B VITAMIN COMBINATION 2
New England Journal of Medicine. 2004;350(26):2708-10.
A regimen of folate, vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 prevented recurrence of blocked arteries in patients who had undergone coronary angioplasty. Patients taking the vitamin combination over the six-month study showed a 48% reduction in the development of restenosis, or renarrowing of the arteries, compared with patients receiving the placebo. The vitamin regimen decreased by 38% the need for repeat angioplasties or heart-bypass operations. [Participants were randomly assigned to receive a combination of 400 mcg cyanocobalamin, 10 mg vitamin B6, and 1 mg folate daily.] Warning: Taking a B6/B12/Folate supplement is currently NOT recommended following stent implantation due to increased risk of restenosis. 3

HOMOCYSTEINE LEVELS PREDICT CAROTID ARTERY PLAQUE IN ADULTS WITHOUT HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE RISK 4
Circulation. 1993;87(4):1107-13.
Study subjects with no history of atherosclerotic disease were selected from a probability sample of 15,800 men and women 45 to 64 years old. Subjects with the highest 20% of homocysteine levels (> 10.5 mmol/L) were THREE TIMES more likely to have a thickened carotid artery wall than those in the bottom quintile (< 5.88 mmol/L).

EFFECT OF VITAMIN THERAPHY ON PLAQUE MEASUREMENTS 5
Clin Chem Lab Med. 2003;41(11):1498-504.
Carotid plaque cross-sectional area measurement was used to gauge effects of vitamin therapy in patients whose plaque had been progressing despite intensive treatment of traditional risk factors. Therapy with Folate, B12 and B6 halted progression of atherosclerosis over the 2.5-year study.

UNEXPLAINED CAROTID PLAQUE ATTRIBUTED TO HOMOCYSTEINE 6
Atherosclerosis. 1999;144(2):429-34.
Based on measurement of carotid plaque area, subjects classified as having ‘unexplained atherosclerosis’ (hardening of the arteries that could not be attributed to traditional risk factors) were found to have significantly higher average concentration of homocysteine.

HOMOCYSTEINE SETS STAGE FOR SUBSEQUENT CHOLESTEROL DEPOSITS 7
Atherosclerosis. 1975; 22:215-227.
Homocysteine damages blood vessel walls and, says McCully, sets the stage for subsequent cholesterol deposits.

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