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Title Nitric oxide, cardiovascular disease and dietary antioxidants
Description Reviews the role of antioxidants in prevention of CVD
Creation Date 26 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
The concept of oxidative stress as the major factor in atherogenesis is now widely accepted. The hypothesis of ‘oxidative modification’ (Steinberg 1989) states that oxidation of low density lipoproteins (LDL) in the vascular wall is the underlying cause of arteriosclerosis: the corollary is that antioxidant deficiency is associated with an increased incidence of arteriosclerosis, a fact borne out by epidemiological surveys
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