The anti-oxidant property is not the key to atherosclerosis - it is the scurvy (inability to make collagen) that is the key property.
Oxidative stress as well as inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
There are 4 "sterio isomers" of vitamin C: The L-, D-, LD- and DL- ascorbates. (read Pauling's HTLLAFB for the description of the ascorbate (vitamin C) molecule in 3D space)
All forms are equal "anti oxidants" yet only the L- version of Vitamin C cures scurvy (and thus, only the L- shape cures CVD - chronic scurvy)
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthomolecular Naturopath
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