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β-carotene and other carotenoids as antioxidants
(Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1999-10-07) [Resenha]
Carotenoids are natural pigments which are synthesized by plants and are responsible for the bright colors of various fruits and vegetables. There are several dozen carotenoids in the foods that we eat, and most of these ...
Cardiovascular remodeling induced by passive smoking
(Inflammation and Allergy - Drug Targets, 2009-12-01) [Resenha]
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of death in many developed countries. The major risk factors for CHD are smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and lack of physical activity. ...
Energy Metabolism in Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure
(Cardiology in Review, 2013-05-01) [Resenha]
Fatty acids are the main substrates used by mitochondria to provide myocardial energy under normal conditions. During heart remodeling, however, the fuel preference switches to glucose. In the earlier stages of cardiac ...