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Old 01-12-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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Re: Help to translate an article

It's a tortured article and I think the author may also have English as a second could benefit from a good proofreader's pen.

Anyway the gist of the whole thing is really the conclusion:
In conclusion, a low plasma level of antioxidant vitamin E was demonstrated in patients with active variant angina but not in patients with the inactive stage of variant angina, suggesting that the plasma status of vitamin E is linked to the activity of coronary artery spasm.
The LDL discussion is just ancillary (extra) and points to the POSSIBILITY that the shortage of Vitamin E might cause more oxidation of LDL and that the oxidized LDL might be a vasoconstictor, causing spasm.
They sought to examine the relationship (not necessarily cause and effect) of Vitamin E and variant angina and found some reasonable correlation. Little more should be drawn than that!

I hope that helped a bit.

Last edited by Lenin; 01-12-2005 at 02:24 PM.