The potential role of antioxidant vitamins in preventing cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

@article{Hercberg1998ThePR,
  title={The potential role of antioxidant vitamins in preventing cardiovascular diseases and cancers.},
  author={Serge Hercberg and Pilar Galan and Paul Preziosi and M J Alfarez and C. Garcia Vazquez},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          513-20
        }
}
Cardiovascular diseases and cancers constitute major public health problems in all industrialized countries, where they are the main causes of premature mortality. There is a large body of evidence suggesting that free-radical production can directly or indirectly play a major role in cellular processes implicated in atherosclerosis and carcinogenesis. Here we present mechanistic data and results of epidemiologic studies on the relationship between antioxidant vitamin intake or biochemical… CONTINUE READING
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