Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Diseases
- Pp. 139-148 (10)A.K.M. Shamsuddin and Guang-Yu Yang
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in serious life threatening conditions such as heart attack, stroke etc. Hypercholesterolemia is a risk factor; studies show that InsP<sub>6</sub> can lower serum cholesterol level. Oxidative damage seems to play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis as well as in heart attack. Studies show that InsP<sub>6</sub> by virtue of its antioxidant function can prevent or ameliorate some of the deleterious sequel.