X-Message-Number: 11606
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 12:33:09 +0100
From:  (John de Rivaz)
Subject: Re: Book Review: The Heart Revolution

In article: <>  
> From: c
> Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 21:48:33 -0500 (CDT)
> Subject: Book Review: The Heart Revolution
> In 1968, Harvard-trained medical researcher Kilmer McCully discovered the
> association between homocysteine and arteriosclerosis based on an index
> case first published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1933.

There was also a link between homocysteine and Alzheimer's disease, 
discovered by a team of UK researchers in a study called OPTIMA.

I have watched a tv program in which OPTIMA appears to show that 
supplementation with Folic Acid could prevent 4 out of 5 cases of
Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, although this study was performed under 
the National Health Service, professional journals refused to publish the 
results and the NHS refused to count the time spent towards the career 
progress of the doctors.
Sincerely, John de Rivaz
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