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Is Taurine a Preventive Nutritional Factor of Cardiovascular Diseases or Just a Biological Marker of Nutrition?

  • Yukio Yamori
  • Yasuo Nara
  • Katsumi Ikeda
  • Shunsaku Mizushima
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)

Abstract

For answering the question, “Is taurine a preventive nutritional factor of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) or just a biological marker of nutrition?” our experimental and world-wide cooperative studies on nutrition and CVD are reviewed. The data so far obtained indicates taurine is not only a good biological marker of sea food intakes but also an important nutrient for preventing hypertension and atherosclerosis.

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Fish Intake Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Taurine Supplementation Cardiac Study Taurine Intake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukio Yamori
    • 1
  • Yasuo Nara
    • 2
  • Katsumi Ikeda
    • 2
  • Shunsaku Mizushima
    • 2
  1. 1.Life Science, Environmental Conservation and DevelopmentKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Otsuka Department of International Preventive Nutritional Medicine Graduate School of Human and Environmental StudiesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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