Ivanov V, Ivanova S, Roomi MW, Netke SP, Niedzwiecki A, Rath M
21st Century Medical Advances in the Treatment of Cancer and Aging, Miami, FL, March 22-24, 2003.
Current concepts of pathogenesis in cardiovascular disease focus on elevated plasma risk factors damaging the vascular wall and, thereby, initiating atherogenesis. These concepts, however, are not adequate in explaining many aspects of the pathomechanisms of this disease. A new scientific rationale1 proposes that a chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients impairs vascular cell functions. This results in morphological and physiological changes in the vascular wall, which trigger repair mechanisms comprising deposition of systemic plasma factors as well cellular responses and lead to atherosclerosis. This scientific rationale has been confirmed in various experimental settings, including the results of a study in 55 patients with various degrees of coronary calcifications identified by UCT. The study confirmed that a specific nutritional supplement program optimizing vascular wall functions is able to halt the progression of early stages of vascular calcifications and even, in individual cases, reverse coronary heart disease2. The results imply that CHD is a preventable and controllable condition through natural means.