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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-48

Effect of age on serum homocysteine level among adult urban population of Manipur


1 Department of Physiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

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Kshetrimayum Lakshmikumar
Department of Physiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur
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Source of Support: Financial assistance provided partly by my Institution, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal and partly by DBT Nodal Cell, Tezpur University, Assam., Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.116642

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Objective: To determine the effect of age on serum homocysteine (Hcy) level among adult urban population of Manipur. Materials and Methods: A total of 200 serum samples (98 males and 102 females) were taken from the adult urban population of Manipur within the age group 20-60 years. Estimation of serum Hcy level was carried out by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay method using axis Hcyenzyme immunoassay kit from Ranbaxy Diagnostic Ltd., India in the Department of Physiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. Results: The mean serum Hcy level was 14.62 ± 11.46 μmol/L. Serum Hcy level increases with age from 20 to 29 year age group till 40-49 year age group (P > 0.001). 37% of the subjects studied have normal serum Hcy level. Conclusion: Serum Hcy level was positively associated with age but the association was not linear.


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