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Associations between plasma antioxidants and hypertension in a community based sample aged 60- 64 years

Parslow, Ruth; Sachdev, Perminder Singh; Salonikas, Chris; Lux, Ora; Jorm, Anthony F; Naidoo, Daya


It has been suggested that increased oxidative stress may be both a cause as well as a consequence of hypertension. In vivo oxidation of low-density lipoproteins by oxygen-free radicals may increase hypertension-related atherogenesis, and antioxidants may be beneficial in this regard. Previous findings concerning associations between serum measures of antioxidants; and hypertension have however been inconsistent. Plasma levels of β-carotene, Vitamin A, E, uric acid, homocysteine and total...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Human Hypertension
DOI: 10.1038/sj.jhh.1001809


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