Inverse Relationship Between Serum Bilirubin and Atherosclerosis in Men: A Meta-Analysis of Published Studies

  title={Inverse Relationship Between Serum Bilirubin and Atherosclerosis in Men: A Meta-Analysis of Published Studies},
  author={L. Novotn{\'y} and L. V{\'i}tek},
  journal={Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  pages={568 - 571}
  • L. Novotný, L. Vítek
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • Bilirubin, a major intravascular product of heme catabolism, is a potent antioxidant compound. Numerous studies have been published showing the relationship between serum bilirubin levels and atherosclerosis. In the present investigation all the epidemiological studies available on the effect of serum bilirubin levels and atherosclerotic disease were analyzed. Studies on the epidemiology of atherosclerotic diseases in relation to serum bilirubin levels were searched in the MEDLINE database… CONTINUE READING
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