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Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 1999 Autumn;14(4):124-9.

Nutritional strategies in cardiovascular disease control: an update on vitamins and conditionally essential nutrients.

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Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY 10471, USA.


Several nutritional interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and therapy have recently appeared in the biomedical literature. These include appropriate use of several vitamins (E, C, B6, folate) and conditionally essential nutrients (CoQ10, L-arginine, propionyl L-carnitine). Possible undesirable consequences of long term nutritional supplementation with vitamin E and of adverse drug-nutrient interactions between the statins and CoQ10 are also considered. Although additional intervention studies are needed, current scientific evidence generally supports nutritional supplementation with these nutrients as an effective adjunctive strategy for CVD control.

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