IMR Press / FBS / Volume 9 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.2741/S480

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Prevention of cardiovascular diseases with carotenoids

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1 Human and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Department of Medical Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, Via Dei Vestini 31, “G. D’Annunzio” University, Chieti, 66013, Italy
2 IRCCS “S. Donato” Hospital, San Donato Milanese, Piazza Edmondo Malan, 20097 Milan, Italy
3 Human and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Via Dei Vestini, 31. “G. D’Annunzio” University, Chieti, Italy

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Front. Biosci. (Schol Ed) 2017, 9(1), 165–171;
Published: 1 January 2017

Oxidative stress is a key contributor to the development of cardiovascular diseases. Bioactive dietary elements including phytochemicals, and in particular, carotenoids display antioxidant effect and substantially reduce markers of oxidative stress. Carotenoids have been shown to prevent several chronic disorders including cardiovascular diseases by reducing the inflammatory responses. Here, we discuss the use of traditional and novel carotenoids in prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Oxidative Stress
Cardiovascular Disease
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