This book covers two known controversial topics - antioxidants and stem cells as therapies to treat coronary heart disease. Aiming to provide college-educated but not scientifically trained readership with a wealth of information about these two cutting-edge technologies, Antioxidants and Stem Cells for Coronary Heart Disease is written with minimum scientific terminology. Basic science studies and clinical trials regarding stem cells and antioxidants are discussed and peppered with anecdotes to make them understandable and entertaining to the laymen.
Antioxidants and Stem Cells for Coronary Heart Disease: An Introduction; LDL Oxidation: Briefly; Acetylation of LDL; Free Radicals; The Oxygen Paradox; Retrolental Fibroplasia from 1956 to 1972. The Quiet Time; The Second Epidemic of Retrolental Fibroplasia; Cytokines and Chemokines; LDL Oxidation by Free Radicals: In Detail; Two Other Ways to Oxidize LDL: Lipoxygenase and Nitric Oxide; What is the Raison D'etre for Oxidized LDL?; Fatty Streaks and Foam Cells; Embryonic Stem Cells; Adult Stem Cells; Transgenic Mice; Part Two: The Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease with Antioxidants: An Introduction; The Mediterranean Diet; Wine, Beer and Spirits; Trans Fats; Vitamin C; Beta Carotene; Vitamin E; Probucol; Stem Cells for the Heart: Hope or Hype?; Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease in 2020: A Perspective.