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MTHFR gene mutation is a highly significant public health problem that is completely ignored. Yet, millions are suffering from pulmonary embolisms, addictions, fibromyalgia, miscarriages, schizophrenia, severe depression, cancer and autism to name a few What is the normal function of theThe MTHFR gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme plays a role in processing amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is important for a chemical reaction involving forms of the B-vitamin folate (also called folic acid or vitamin B9). Specifically, this enzyme converts 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. This reaction is required for the multistep process that converts the amino acid homocysteine to another amino acid, methionine. The body uses methionine to make proteins and other important compounds.

Homocysteine Lowering with Folic Acid and B Vitamins in Vascular Disease.

Folic acid is also abundant in certain Southern comfort foods, notably rice, black-eyed peas, and turnip greens, parbroiled rice and dried peas better than fresh, but fresh greens better than canned or frozen. Rice, black-eyed peas, lentils, and greens are relatively low in calories (provided they are not served with oil, butter, or salted pork), and very useful in homocysteine-lowering prevention diet. Avoid Pork.

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