Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 98–99 | Cite as

Effect of ascorbic acid on serum cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic cardiac patients

  • A. Naithani
  • S. K. Bansal
  • R. K. Bansal
  • L. D. Joshi
Hypercholesterolemia
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Abst ract

Ascorbic acid administered orally at a dose of 2 gm per day for 15 days to hypercholesterolemic cardiac patients significantly reduced serum total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol, and significantly increased high density lipoprotein cholesterol. Ascorbic acid at a dose of 4 gm was ineffective.

Key words

ascorbic acid hypercholesterolemia cardlovascular diseases hypocholesterolemia 

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© Association of Clinical BIochemists of India 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Naithani
    • 1
  • S. K. Bansal
    • 1
  • R. K. Bansal
    • 1
  • L. D. Joshi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryG.S.V.M. Medical CollegeKanpur

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