Vitamin E and lipid peroxide plasma levels predict the risk of cardiovascular events in a group of healthy very old people.

@article{Mezzetti2001VitaminEA,
  title={Vitamin E and lipid peroxide plasma levels predict the risk of cardiovascular events in a group of healthy very old people.},
  author={Andrea Mezzetti and Giovanni Zuliani and Fabrizio Romano and Fabrizio Costantini and Sante Donato Pierdomenico and Franco Cuccurullo and Renato Fellin},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={533-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess whether systemic oxidative stress can predict the risk of first myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and congestive heart failure. DESIGN A longitudinal study started in 1992 and completed in 1997. SETTING Community-based, outpatient. PARTICIPANTS 102 apparently healthy, community-dwelling subjects age 80 and older from the Vibrata valley, Teramo, Italy. MEASUREMENTS Plasma vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, fluorescent products of lipid peroxidation (FPLPs… CONTINUE READING

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