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What's this MTHFR I keep hearing about?

Our doctors have a special interest in MTHFR, book in to see Dr Peter Baratosy, Dr Reinhard Hemm, Dr Linda Wilson or Dr Greg Schwarz if you want to learn more.

MTHFR is one of the more recent genetic buzzwords. And, I suspect we’ll be seeing a bit more of it as more and more people test positive for variations of the gene. It’s a bit of a minefield to work your way through, especially if you don’t have a science background.

But, with approximately 1 in 2 people having a MTHFR defect, it’s a significant issue. This acronym stands for Methylene-Tetrahydrofolate Reductase.

It is an enzyme that converts the folate you eat into the active form that your body needs to use. The 2 main genes involved in this process are MTHFR C677T and A1298C.