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- Saari, Jack T.
- Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology = Revue canadienne de physiologie et pharmacologie 2000 v.78 no.10 pp. 848
- dietary minerals; copper; nutrient deficiencies; risk factors; cardiovascular diseases; oxidative stress; lipid peroxidation; chronic diseases; portal hypertension; inflammation; anemia (disease); blood coagulation disorders; atherosclerosis; glycation; free radical scavengers; glycosylation; nitric oxide; structural proteins; nutrient requirements
- ... Dietary copper deficiency causes a variety of cardiovascular deficits. Systemic effects include high blood pressure, enhancement of inflammation, anemia, reduced blood clotting, and possibly arteriosclerosis. Effects on specific organs or tissues include weakened structural integrity of the heart and blood vessels, impairment of energy use by the heart, reduced ability of the heart to contract, al ...