Potential role of antioxidants in the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerosis in the elderly

Lavie, C. J., O'Keefe, J. H., Mehra, M. R. and Milani, R. V. (1995) Potential role of antioxidants in the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerosis in the elderly. Cardiology in the Elderly, 3 1: 21-25.

Author Lavie, C. J.
O'Keefe, J. H.
Mehra, M. R.
Milani, R. V.
Title Potential role of antioxidants in the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerosis in the elderly
Journal name Cardiology in the Elderly
ISSN 1058-3661
Publication date 1995-02
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 21
End page 25
Total pages 5
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract We discuss the oxidation theory of atherosclerosis and the major factors influencing the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein. In particular, we review the relevant major trials and examine the potential modalities that may limit the process of oxidation, including antioxidant vitamins (ascorbic acid, beta carotene, and, in particular, vitamin E). We discuss the use of monounsaturated fats for the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerosis in the elderly. Many investigators have concluded that it is still premature to recommend the routine use of antioxidants for the prevention of atherosclerosis.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Journal title since 1997: Coronary Artery Disease (0954-6928; 1473-5830)

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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