Low vitamin D levels associated with significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Summary A clinical study conducted at the University of Kansas investigated the associations between vitamin D blood levels, vitamin D supplementation and the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Of 10,899 patients observed over a period of 5 years and 8 months, low vitamin D levels were associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease and…

Green tea associated with significant reduction in cardiovascular mortality

Summary A clinical study among more than 40,000 Japanese people, investigated the association between the intake of green tea, which is rich in natural polyphenols, and the occurrence of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The consumption of large quantities of green tea was associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular mortality, including a clear reduction in…

Multivitamins can reduce risk of heart attacks

Summary In a clinical study in Stockholm, the association between the use of multivitamin supplements and the occurrence of heart attacks was investigated in almost 3,000 study participants. Participants taking multivitamins had a significantly reduced risk of heart attacks. Further details can be found in the study. References Mary L Fantacone, Malcolm B Lowry, Sandra L Uesugi…

Efficacy of vitamin C against oxidative stress in patients with heart disease

Summary This study evaluated the relationship between vitamin C and oxidative stress (imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract their harmful effects) in patients with heart disease. The effect of oxidative stress on blood flow was measured in 12 patients with heart disease, before and after 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…

Vitamin C reduces mortality from cardiovascular diseases

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 and other antioxidants protect against heart disease

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 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…

Low vitamin D levels increase the risk of heart attack

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 levels associated with mortality from heart attacks

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 arteriosclerosis patients against heart attack

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 therapy stops coronary sclerosis at an early stage

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 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 is effective in 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…

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…