A Nutrient Approach to Inhibition of Cardiovascular Disease

V. Ivanov, S. Ivanova, M.W. Roomi, A. Niedzwiecki, M. Rath

Oral Presentation at: 
American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005

Published in: 
Book of Abstracts, 229th ACS National Meeting, Abstract # 60


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Every year over 12 million people worldwide die of the results of atherosclerosis, heart infarctions, and strokes. Conventional treatment focuses on symptoms, but does not address the cellular cause of cardiovascular disease – chronic deficiency of essential nutrients. The nutrient mixture of ascorbic acid, lysine, proline and green tea extract inhibited the key steps in atherosclerotic plaque progression:

  • Inflammation - Inhibits secretion of inflammatory mediators and Inhibits attraction of monocytes
  • Oxidation - Protects LDL from free radicals
  • SMC growth and invasion - Direct and ECM-mediated inhibitory effects
  • ECM production - Promotes anti-atherogenic changes in ECM composition and quantity