Original Article Is homocysteine an independent predictor of hypertension? A case-control study in an elderly population

Xiuqin Hong, Paul Ward, Richard Woodman, Shuiyuan Xiao, Jian Chen, Na Zhang
2017 Int J Clin Exp Med   unpublished
Patients with hypertension and elevated homocysteine levels have a higher prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) than individuals without either hypertension or elevated homocysteine levels, but the independence of homocysteine as a predictor of hypertension and vice-versa is controversial. This study was to explore the independence of hypertension and homocysteine (HCY) associations using a case-control study design based on a hospital in China. A case-control study was
more » ... rformed using 230 randomly selected 65-year-old and older inpatients with hypertension (cases) and 230 age and sex matched non-hypertensive controls.