Modulation of monocyte-macrophage function with alpha-tocopherol: implications for atherosclerosis.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Monocyte-macrophages are crucial cells in atherogenesis. Several lines of evidence suggest that antioxidants, especially alpha-tocopherol, have beneficial effects with regard to cardiovascular disease. Alpha-tocopherol has beneficial effects on cell functions that… CONTINUE READING