Dietary and blood antioxidants in patients with chronic heart failure. Insights into the potential importance of selenium in heart failure.

@article{Lorgeril2001DietaryAB,
  title={Dietary and blood antioxidants in patients with chronic heart failure. Insights into the potential importance of selenium in heart failure.},
  author={Michel de Lorgeril and Patricia Salen and Mich{\`e}le Accominotti and M. Cadau and Jean Paul Steghens and Francois R. Boucher and Jo{\"e}l de Leiris},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2001},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={661-9}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) seems to be associated with increased oxidative stress. However, the hypothesis that antioxidant nutrients may contribute to the clinical severity of the disease has never been investigated. AIMS To examine whether antioxidant nutrients influence the exercise capacity and left ventricular function in patients with CHF. METHODS Dietary intake and blood levels of major antioxidant nutrients were evaluated in 21 consecutive CHF patients and in healthy age… CONTINUE READING
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