Dietary supplementation with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients reduces the risk of heart disease

Summary The study aimed to investigate the effect of a dietary supplement on the nutritional status of healthy adults and various biomarkers of heart disease. During the 8-week study period, 60 participants received a dietary supplement consisting of multivitamins, multiminerals, and phytonutrients. It was found that the subjects’ nutritional status improved, and cardiovascular biomarkers were…

Coenzyme Q10 reduces oxidative stress and inflammation in coronary heart disease

Summary High oxidative stress and chronic inflammation may contribute to the development of coronary heart disease. Therefore, a study from Taiwan investigated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of coenzyme Q10 in patients with coronary heart disease who were taking statins. The subjects were randomly divided into two groups. One group received 300 mg of coenzyme…

B vitamins improve risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Summary In this study from China, subjects with stable coronary heart disease were evaluated for a positive change in their inflammation levels and blood lipids following vitamin B supplementation. After 12 weeks, concentrations of triglycerides, total cholesterol, and HDL levels were significantly improved. A change in homocysteine blood levels, considered a risk factor for numerous…

Dietary intake of vitamins can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Summary This study investigated the effects of an increased dietary intake of vitamin C, carotenoids, and α-tocopherol (vitamin E) on the risk of cardiovascular disease. For this purpose, 69 prospective studies were analyzed that included participants who adjusted their diet according to an increased vitamin intake. The result showed that the intake of vitamin C,…

Coenzyme Q10 lowers cholesterol levels in patients with coronary heart disease

Summary A meta-analysis examined eight studies that included 267 participants in intervention groups and 259 subjects in placebo groups. The analysis results showed that taking coenzyme Q10 significantly lowered total cholesterol levels and increased HDL (“good cholesterol”) cholesterol levels in participants with coronary heart disease. Please see the study for more information. References Mohammad Vahid…

Magnesium improves exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery disease

Summary Researchers of the university of Vienna (Austria) tested the effects of magnesium intake on the exercise dependent heart rate of 53 male patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). They found that, compared to a placebo, 15mmol of magnesium twice a day for 6 months significantly increased the intracellular magnesium levels. These results support the…

Effectiveness of vitamin C supplementation in patients with heart attacks and reperfusion

Summary Reperfusion is a treatment which aims to restore the blood flow to body´s tissues which are blood flow deficient, but it can damage organs and tissues by increasing oxidative stress (imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract their harmful effects). The present study investigated the effect…

L-carnitine improves stress tolerance in circulatory disorders of the heart muscle

Summary The underlying disease process of coronary artery disease (CAD) is called arteriosclerosis. This process starts with a weakening of the blood vessel walls, most frequently caused by an insufficient dietary intake of vitamins and other micronutrients. This leads to an underproduction of collagen and other reinforcement molecules in the artery walls and to the…

Coenzyme Q10 increases physical performance in patients with angina pectoris (chest tightness)

Summary The underlying disease process of coronary artery disease (CAD) is called arteriosclerosis. This process starts with a weakening of the blood vessel walls, most frequently caused by an insufficient dietary intake of vitamins and other micronutrients. This leads to an underproduction of collagen and other reinforcement molecules in the artery walls and to the…

Vitamin C in arteriosclerosis

Summary The underlying disease process of coronary artery disease (CAD) is called arteriosclerosis. This process starts with a weakening of the blood vessel walls, most frequently caused by an insufficient dietary intake of vitamins and other micronutrients. This leads to an underproduction of collagen and other reinforcement molecules in the artery walls and to the…

L-carnitine reduces cardiac arrhythmia in patients with myocardial infarction

Summary The underlying disease process of coronary artery disease (CAD) is called arteriosclerosis. This process starts with a weakening of the blood vessel walls, most frequently caused by an insufficient dietary intake of vitamins and other micronutrients. This leads to an underproduction of collagen and other reinforcement molecules in the artery walls and to the…

Vitamin B and folic acid deficiency increases risk of arteriosclerosis

Summary The underlying disease process of coronary artery disease (CAD) is called arteriosclerosis. This process starts with a weakening of the blood vessel walls, most frequently caused by an insufficient dietary intake of vitamins and other micronutrients. This leads to an underproduction of collagen and other reinforcement molecules in the artery walls and to the…

Vitamin C, vitamin E and carotene reduce the risk for angina pectoris

Summary The underlying disease process of coronary artery disease (CAD) is called arteriosclerosis. This process starts with a weakening of the blood vessel walls, most frequently caused by an insufficient dietary intake of vitamins and other micronutrients. This leads to an underproduction of collagen and other reinforcement molecules in the artery walls and to the…

Vitamin E protects women against coronary heart disease

Summary Heart attack and coronary artery disease The underlying disease process of coronary artery disease (CAD) is called arteriosclerosis. This process starts with a weakening of the blood vessel walls, most frequently caused by an insufficient dietary intake of vitamins and other micronutrients. This leads to an underproduction of collagen and other reinforcement molecules in…