Plasma carotenoids and tocopherols and risk of myocardial infarction in a low-risk population of US male physicians.

@article{Hak2003PlasmaCA,
  title={Plasma carotenoids and tocopherols and risk of myocardial infarction in a low-risk population of US male physicians.},
  author={A. Elisabeth Hak and Meir J. Stampfer and Hannia Campos and Howard D Sesso and J. Michael Gaziano and Walter C Willett and Jing Ma},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2003},
  volume={108 7},
  pages={
          802-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Increased intake of carotenoids and vitamin E may protect against myocardial infarction (MI). However, prospective data on blood levels of carotenoids other than beta-carotene and vitamin E (tocopherol) and risk of MI are sparse. METHODS AND RESULTS We conducted a prospective, nested case-control analysis among male physicians without prior history of cardiovascular disease who were followed for up to 13 years in the Physicians' Health Study. Samples from 531 physicians diagnosed… CONTINUE READING

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