According to a recent study, both cigarette smoking and coffee consumption were associated with increased homocysteine levels.1 These findings are consistent with studies that have found both smoking and caffeine consumption to be associated with an increased risk of both cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. The link between coffee and increased homocysteine has been confirmed by some researchers,2 but not others.3
In one study, a diverse group of people participated in a week-long programme that included a strict vegan diet, stress management and spirituality enhancement sessions, group support, and exclusion of tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine.4B vitamin supplements known to reduce blood homocysteine levels were not provided. After only one week in the programme, the average homocysteine level fell 13%.
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