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Interaction between B vitamins and homocysteine and its relevance to a food fortification programme

Project Reference: 02-PG-018

Status: Completed

Commencement Date: October, 2002

Project Duration: 48 months


Homocysteine is an amino acid found naturally in the body. It is thought that increased levels of this amino acid may cause heart disease. However, there are four B vitamins involved in homocysteine metabolism (breakdown) - folate, riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6) and B12. This project aimed to examine the relative importance of three of these four B vitamins (folate, B2 and B6) in homocysteine metabolism.

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Geraldine Cuskelly, Queen’s University Belfast


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The PhD thesis is available on request and can be accessed through Queen’s University Belfast

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