Excess homocysteine (a blood test) has emerged as a major contributor to heart disease, affecting 42% of those with cerebrovascular disease, 28% with peripheral artery disease and 30% of those with coronary artery disease. 40% of heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. may be the result of elevated homocysteine levels. Homocystine can generate free radicals (inflammation) that oxidize arteries (plaque formation). This test for cardiovascular disease is a risk factor but easily supportable with a Dr. Chapa approved diet, supplemental support, and of corse a detoxification plan.