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Vitamin C and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  • G. Block
Conference paper


Interest in the possible role of antioxidant vitamins in the prevention of heart disease has recently awakened in the medical and research community. Vitamin C in particular, however, has lagged behind lipid-soluble antioxidants, particularly vitamin E and carotenoids, in terms of the research conducted and the general impression of the strength of its role. Before reviewing the existing data, it may be useful to describe some of the reasons why there is a paucity of research and a generally unenthusiastic attitude in the medical and clinical trial community.


Vitamin Supplement Plasma Vitamin Plasma Ascorbic Acid High High Density Lipoprotein Plasma Ascorbate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Block
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Biology/EpidemiologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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