This study evaluated the association between vitamin C levels and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is a severe atherosclerotic condition frequently accompanied by inflammation. Vitamin C levels were analyzed in 85 PAD patients, 106 hypertensive (high blood pressure) patients without PAD and 113 healthy individuals. C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations (marker for inflammation) were also evaluated. The results showed that low vitamin C levels were associated with inflammation and higher CRP levels in PAD patients. Further details can be found in the study.
M Langlois, D Duprez, J Delanghe, M De Buyzere, D L Clement