Antioxidants and cardiovascular disease: a review.

  title={Antioxidants and cardiovascular disease: a review.},
  author={Joann E. Manson and J. Michael Gaziano and Mechtild Jonas and Charles H. Hennekens},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  volume={12 4},
In spite of the significant decline in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality over the past several decades, CVD remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Although age-specific CVD rates are higher in men than women, CVD is nonetheless the leading cause of death for both sexes, and is responsible for approximately one-third of all fatalities in women as well as men. Antioxidant vitamins are a promising area of current research in the prevention of CVD. The postulated mechanism… CONTINUE READING
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