Inflammation is a key factor in many types of coronary artery disease, such as myocardial infarction and angina. “A considerable number of patients who have experienced myocardial infarction still have low-level chronic inflammation in the body, even after receiving effective treatment with revascularisation, drugs and lifestyle changes. We know that chronic inflammation is associated with a poorer prognosis,” says Lena Jonasson, professor in the Department of Medical and Health Sciences and consultant in cardiology, who has led the study.
- A new study identified that luein, a carotenoid found in green leafy vegetables and marigolds, can reduce coronary inflammation in people with coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Lutein is absorbed and stored by the cells of the immune system found in the blood. Offering short- and long-term relief of inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease.
- The study showed an inverse relationship between lutein and markers of inflammation with IL-6 inflammatory molecules. Patients with stable angina had a rapid response time to treatment.
“Lutein, a carotenoid found in marigolds and green leafy vegetables, suppresses inflammation in people with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a new study in Atherosclerosis.”
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