A Brief Note On Early Atherosclerosis Between Vitamin C From Supplements Vs. Food

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Michael Chiapetto
Scholarly Article Review # 2
Agarwal, M., Mehta, P.K., Dwyer, J.H., Dwyer, K.M., Shircore, A.M., Nordstrom, C.K., Sun, P.,Paul-Labrador, M., Yang, Y., & Merz, C.N. (2012). Differing relations to early atherosclerosis between vitamin C from supplements vs. food in the Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study: A prospective cohort study. Open Cardiovasc Med J., 6,113-21. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3447163/ In study conducted by Agarwal et al. (2012), researchers investigated the relationship between vitamin C and development of atherosclerosis with varying forms Vitamin C intake. The study was conducted over the period of three years in the city of Los Angeles, CA with a cohort population that consisted 573 healthy men and women between the ages of 40 to 60. Researchers wanted to measure the development of atherosclerosis by identifying the form of Vitamin C the subjects were taking: Dietary, Supplemental or none at all and then measure the progression of thickening in the two inner layers of the carotid arteries: Intima and Media. This thickening (IMT) was measured with the use of B-mode Ultrasound 3 times throughout the length of the study(Agarwal et al. 2012).
The study population was recruited through a large utility company that provided a uniform health insurance policy for their employee population. Individuals within this population with a current case of either cardiovascular disease or cancer were…
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