Heart Plaque and Vitamin C – (03-28-02)By
Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque and Ascorbic Acid
Although this is a study done in mice, it should raise some naysayers of vitamin C for heart disease. This study shows that, although vitamin C does not affect the deposition of the plaque at all, deficiency of vitamin C does make the plaque more likely to rupture. And while this isn’t a definitive answer to whether vitamin C helps in cardiovascular disease, it sure does make us look at the results of previous studies that did not show a benefit with vitamin C…
Circulation — Abstracts: Nakata and Maeda 105 (12): 1485.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information