Oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease: novel tools give (free) radical insight.

  title={Oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease: novel tools give (free) radical insight.},
  author={Ian M. Fearon and Stephen P. Faux},
  journal={Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology},
  volume={47 3},
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of mortality in the Western world and accounts for up to a third of all deaths worldwide. Cardiovascular disease is multifactorial and involves complex interplay between lifestyle (diet, smoking, exercise, ethanol consumption) and fixed (genotype, age, menopausal status, gender) causative factors. The initiating step in cardiovascular disease is endothelial damage, which exposes these cells and the underlying cell layers to a deleterious… CONTINUE READING
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