Do antioxidants help with carotid atherosclerosis? (Medical News From Around World).
As described in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (December 2001), the patients' lipid and antioxidant levels were measured in the laboratory, and carotid ultrasonography was used to identify the plaque and to measure the thickness of the intima-media of the arteries. Patients then completed questionnaires on food preferences and risk factors.
It was found that dietary vitamin E intake had an inverse association with intima-media thickness in the men but was statistically insignificant in the women. Plasma lycopene levels, however, had an inverse association with intima-media thickness in women but not in men.
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|Publication:||Nutrition Health Review|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 22, 2002|
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