TitleElevated plasma homocysteine and low vitamin B-6 status in nonsupplementing older women with rheumatoid arthritis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWoolf, K, Manore, MM
JournalJournal of the American Dietetic Association
Pagination443-53; discussion 454
Date Published2008 Mar
KeywordsVitamin B Complex

The purpose of this study was to determine if nonsupplementing older women (aged >or=55 years) with rheumatoid arthritis had higher plasma homocysteine and lower B-vitamin status compared to healthy controls. Elevated plasma homocysteine, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, may help explain why individuals with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.