FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.
HOW ANTIOXIDANTS HELPS TO PREVENT CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS
Heart disease is the leading cause of death . It is estimated that one in three person will eventually die from this disease. While several factors, such as high cholesterol levels, hypertension, cigarette smoking, and diabetes, are believed to promote atherosclerosis, a growing body of evidence suggests a critical step in its development is the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) within the arterial wall. This theory is supported by several epidemiological studies which link in low intakes of dietary antioxidants to an increased frequency of heart disease. Additionally, an inverse relationship between heart disease and plasma antioxidant levels has been reported.
Antioxidants have been shown to prevent LDL oxidation in vitro and retard the progression of atherosclerosis . Antioxidants increases the resistance of LDL oxidation, and decreases the rate of LDL oxidation. Antioxidants reduces the risk of heart disease by 20-30%.