Antioxidant vitamins and the risk of carotid atherosclerosis. The Perth Carotid Ultrasound Disease Assessment study (CUDAS).

@article{McQuillan2001AntioxidantVA,
  title={Antioxidant vitamins and the risk of carotid atherosclerosis. The Perth Carotid Ultrasound Disease Assessment study (CUDAS).},
  author={Brendan M. McQuillan and Joseph Hung and John P Beilby and Mark Nidorf and Peter G. L. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={1788-94}
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined whether dietary intake or plasma levels of antioxidant vitamins were independently associated with common carotid artery intima-media (wall) thickness (IMT) or focal plaque, or both, in a large, randomly selected community population. BACKGROUND Oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is thought to be important in early atherogenesis. Antioxidant micronutrients may therefore protect against lipid peroxidation and atherosclerotic vascular disease… CONTINUE READING

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