Nordic Walking e Vitamina E no contrôle da doença vascular periférica

Data: 27/12/2011 - Idioma: Inglês - Fonte: Nordic Walking - 1064 visitas

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Patients with atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower extremities are subject to periods of intermittent claudication caused by the formation of atherosclerotic plaques that narrow or occlude arteries. This condition results in an inadequate blood flow causing ischemic muscle pain. This potentially debilitating problem can affect an individual’s quality of life (QOL) by limiting daily physical activities thus affecting ability to work, personal and social relationships, and independence. Vitamin E supplements have been investigated as a treatment for intermittent claudication. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin present in many foods. It is postulated that vitamin E acts as an antioxidant by protecting polyunsaturated fatty acids and other oxygen-sensitive substances such as vitamin A and ascorbic acid from oxidation. Most have found that vitamin E decreases platelet aggregation (7). The results of studies analyzing the effects of vitamin E on PAD have been mixed. Previous investigators have reported improvements in walking distance of 78–243% and others no changes (25,30).

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