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Published Online: 12 March 2009

Mechanisms by Which Dietary Antioxidants May Prevent Cardiovascular Diseases

Publication: Journal of Medicinal Food
Volume 1, Issue Number 1

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Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Cholesterollowering drugs and dietary and behavioral modifications have been the traditional choice of treatment for the disease. Recently, there has been an increased advocacy for the use of antioxidants to retard the progression of the disease. In this review, the role of oxidants in the promotion of cardiovascular disease and the means by which antioxidants may prevent the disease are outlined. Specifically, multiple pathways by which antioxidants may retard the progression of cardiovascular disease are described.

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cover image Journal of Medicinal Food
Journal of Medicinal Food
Volume 1Issue Number 1SPRING 1998
Pages: 45 - 51

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Published online: 12 March 2009
Published in print: SPRING 1998

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SAMPATH PARTHASARATHY, Ph.D.

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