Effects of antioxidants on tobacco smoke - associated cardiovascular damage

Ronald R. Watson, Julian Rodriquez, Yinhong Chen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Tobacco smoke exposure contributes significantly to cardiovascular damage through a number of pathways, including direct toxicity to the endothelium by free radicals, indirect effect of platelet aggregation, as well as increased catecholamine, homocysteine, and chronic oxidative changes occurring in LDL cholesterol. All ultimately disrupt myocardial structure and function for increased coronary heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Tobacco Smoke
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781420042245
ISBN (Print)9780849303111
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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