The untimely death of St. Louis Cardinal baseball pitcher Darrell Kile sadly brings home the fact that we all need to be a bit more vigilant regarding the health of our hearts.
Below is another study from a cardiology journal showing how important Vitamin C is with regard to the health of our arteries.
My recommendation is 1000 mg of Vitamin C 3 times daily after meals.
W. Greene, D.C.
SEE ALSO: CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE in this site.
Vitamin C Beneficial In Heart Disease
A DG Review of :”Vitamin C Preserves Endothelial Function in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease after a High-Fat Meal”
By Robert Short
Vitamin C treatment has a possible role in benefiting patients with coronary heart disease by countering the adverse effects of a high-fat meal.
The postprandial serum triglyceride concentration is raised after a high-fat meal and this postprandial state is critical in atherogenesis, inducing endothelial dysfunction through an oxidative stress mechanism.
These were the findings of a study that included 74 patients with coronary heart disease and 50 people without the disease but who had risk factors. These two groups were split into subgroups: those who received 2 g of vitamin C and those who did not after eating high-fat meal.
The study was conducted by Dr Ling Liu, Department of Cardiology, Hunan University, Hunan, People’s Republic of China, and co-workers.
They found that postprandial serTYPEriglyceride concentration increased significantly at two to five hours after the high-fat meal in all groups. The fasting flow-mediatedILS atation and nitroglycerin-induced dilatation of patients with coronary heart disease were impaired compared with those without disease.
Although the postprandial flow-mediated dilatation was significantly aggravated in people not taking vitamin C (both with and without heart disease), this parameter in patients and subjects taking vitamin C showed no significant change.
Clin Cardiol 2002;25:219-224. “Vitamin C Preserves Endothelial Function in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease after a High-Fat Meal”