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Vitamine C + E vertragen atherosclerose na hart-transplantatie

Vitamin C And E Slow Arteriosclerosis After Heart Transplant

Lancet
03/28/2002
By Harvey McConnell

Supplementation with vitamin C and E appears to have clinical benefit in delaying the onset of arteriosclerosis in patients during the first year after heart transplantation.
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The researchers carried out a double-blind prospective study based on a premise that treatment with antioxidant vitamins C and E would retard the progression of transplant-associated arteriosclerosis.
They point out that [i]transplant-associated arteriosclerosis is now the most important factor in long-term survival of cardiac-transplant recipients[/i].
Intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) shows it is present in more than 70 percent of recipients three years after receiving a transplant.
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Forty patients, between 0-2 years after heart transplantation, were randomly assigned vitamin C 500 mg plus vitamin E 400 IU, each twice daily, or placebo, for one year. The primary endpoint was the change in average intimal index measured by intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS).
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The clinicians conclude that further trials are needed to investigate "whether the beneficial effects of vitamins C and E are sustained over many years when most of the clinical complications resulting from transplant-associated arteriosclerosis occur."

Lancet 2002; 359: 1108?13

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http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/news/8525697700573E1885256B8A00...

Andere onderzoeken met alleen vitamine E hadden niet het aderverkalking vertragend effect als in deze studie uit 2002:
Vitamine C en E samen hadden wel een beschermend effect.
Ze regenereren elkaar.

Voor wie vitamine E supplementen neemt: het is goed er altijd op te letten dat het geen synthetische E is, maar een natuurlijke vorm van E. Dat is bij vitamine E namelijk heel belangrijk.