Elevated homocysteine levels (hyperhomocysteinemia) is a sign that the body
isn't producing enough of the amino acid homocysteine. The condition may be genetic
(inherited) called homocystinuria. Homocystinuria is a somewhat rare genetic
(inherited) condition that includes symptoms like developmental delays, osteoporosis, blood clots,
heart attack, heart disease, stroke, and visual abnormalities died at an early age.
There are other causes of the condition like alcoholism.
Supplementing the diet with folic acid and possibly vitamins B6 and B12 supplements can lower homocysteine levels. Currently there is no direct proof that taking folic acid and B vitamins to lower homocysteine levels prevent heart attacks and strokes. Talk to your doctor if you feel you need to have your homocysteine blood levels checked.
The Heart-to-Heart Partnership Programme in Beijing was organized by Media and Communications Department of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) and Beijing Municipal Education Commission. There were more than 200 primary and secondary schools in Beijing to match 205 National Olympic Committees of the Olympic Family for personal exchanges and building friendly relationships. Students from all over the world were invited to gather in Beijing to experience the theme slogan of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games "One World One Dream" and spread Olympic ideals among youth. From Egypt, New Horizon International School was selected to attend this wonderful and memorable programme.