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Lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, increasing physical activity, eating a healthy diet, managing weight and reducing alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of CVD. The magnitude of effect on risk is modest, and consistency is often lacking, mainly due to nutritional, metabolic (e.g. renal disease), and lifestyle confounders. 128 In addition, intervention studies using B vitamins to reduce plasma homocysteine have proven inefficient in reducing risk of CVD. 128 Together with the cost of the test, homocysteine remains a ‘second-line’ marker for CVD risk estimation.

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Publisher: University of Bristol, Department of Social Medici (May 1994)

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