Asked Mar 24, 2019
Which substance increases the likelihood of cardiovascular disease?


an increase in methionine


an increase in cysteine


a decrease in vitamin B6 and folate


an increase in homocysteine
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Cardiovascular diseases involve the damage or diseases that include heart, blood vessel, and coronary artery diseases. These diseases mainly involves atherosclerosis that may occur due to smoking, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes mellitus, obesity, lack of proper diet, high blood cholesterol, and excess consumption of alcohol.

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The increasing level of homocysteine occurs due to lack of vitamin B. Vitamin B coverts homocysteine into methionine. In turn, lack of vitamin B causes increase in homocysteine level. An increase in homocysteine level in blood makes the blood to clot more e...

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