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February 2008 - Volume 2, Issue 02

 

In this issue...

- Vitamin E revisited: new data links nutrient to chronic disease prevention

- Lp(a) is linked to rheumatoid arthritis

- Genes influence levels of vitamin E and carotenoids

- Vitamin C may play a role in stroke prevention

- Lack of vitamin E linked to physical decline

- Remnant lipoprotein and HDL subgroups are better predictors of heart disease

                                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - VItamin E revisited: new data links nutrient to chronic disease prevention

Study shows higher levels of alpha-tocopherol is linked to lower mortality

(Current Opinion in Lipidology, February2008)

Link to ABSTRACT Vitamin E revisited: do new data validate benefits for chronic disease prevention?

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - lp(a) is linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Lp(a) also positively correlates to C-reactive protein levels

(International Journal of Clinical Chemistry, January 2008)

Link to ABSTRACT Native, oxidized lipoprotein(a) and lipoprotein(a) immune complex in patients with active and inactive rheumatoid arthritis: Plasma concentrations and relationship to inflammation.

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - Genes influence levels of vitamin E and carotenoids

Results suggest genes in lipid metabolism may influence the plasma concentrations of these nutrients

(Journal of Nutrition, December 2007)

Link to ABSTRACT Human plasma levels of vitamin E and carotenoids are associated with genetic polymorphisms in genes involved in lipid metabolism.

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - Vitamin C may play a role in stroke prevention

Experts suspect that healthy diet and lifestyle are at root of reduced risk

(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2008)

Link to NEWS STORY

Link to ABSTRACT Plasma vitamin C concentrations predict risk of incident stroke over 10 y in 20,649 participants of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer Norfolk prospective population study.

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - lack of vitamin E linked to physical decline

Age, but not other vitamins, also associated with poor physical function

(Journal of the American Medical Association, January 2008)

Link to NEWS STORY

Link to ABSTRACT Serum micronutrient concentrations and decline in physical function among older persons.

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - remnant lipoprotein and hdl subgroups are better predictors of heart disease

Triglycerides, LDL and HDL levels were not associated with coronary atherosclerosis

(Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, January 2008)

Link to ABSTRACT Plasma levels of HDL subpopulations and remnant lipoproteins predict the extent of angiographically-defined coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women.