Supplemental Conditionally Essential Nutrients in Cardiovascular Disease Therapy

  title={Supplemental Conditionally Essential Nutrients in Cardiovascular Disease Therapy},
  author={B. Kendler},
  journal={The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing},
  • B. Kendler
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Conditionally essential nutrients (CENs) are organic compounds that are ordinarily produced by the body in amounts sufficient to meet its physiological requirements. However, in disorders, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), and in other physiologically stressful conditions, their biosynthesis may be inadequate. Under these circumstances, CENs become essential nutrients, comparable to vitamins. The CENs of primary importance in CVD, based on the quantity and quality of human clinical studies… CONTINUE READING
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