Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque and Ascorbic Acid – (03-28-02)

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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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.