Reference : Vitamines anti-oxydantes dans la prevention des maladies cardio-vasculaires. 1ere partie...
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/12276
Vitamines anti-oxydantes dans la prevention des maladies cardio-vasculaires. 1ere partie: Le point sur les etudes epidemiologiques.
French
[fr] Antioxidant vitamins in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. First part: epidemiologic studies
Scheen, André mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Diabétologie, nutrition et maladie métaboliques - Médecine interne générale >]
2000
Revue Médicale de Liège
Hopital de Baviere
55
1
11-8
Yes (verified by ORBi)
0370-629X
Liège
Belgique
[en] Ascorbic Acid/pharmacology/therapeutic use ; Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention & control ; Case-Control Studies ; Cultural Characteristics ; Epidemiologic Studies ; Humans ; Vitamin A/pharmacology/therapeutic use ; Vitamin E/pharmacology/therapeutic use
[en] The hypothesis of the atherogenic role of oxidized. LDL lipoproteins and the observation of the longevity of individuals on a "mediterranean diet" led to the concept that antioxidant vitamins may exert cardiovascular protective effects. In this first article, we summarize the results of the main epidemiological studies which analyzed the influence of dietary intakes (or resulting plasma concentrations) in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), vitamin A (beta-carotene) or vitamin C (ascorbic acid). The three types of studies available in the literature provided quite heterogeneous results, in favour of a protective role of antioxidant vitamins as far as cross-cultural and most prospective observational studies were concerned, but rather negative when considering case-control studies. However, in general, epidemiological studies tended to support, a beneficial role of these antioxidant vitamins to prevent cardiovascular diseases, at least in some subgroups of individuals.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/12276

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