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Recent discoveries have helped us uncover a tiny fraction of how our species evolved. Increasingly, the question arises of whether some of the most terrible diseases have evolved to save us.

It is possible that the actual cardiovascular disease, which has claimed so many lives, has been developed to enable our evolution. According to Dr. Linus Pauling who observes this as an evolution to fight scurvy.

While scurvy was characterized by the breakdown of connective tissue, it required an accumulation of fats and proteins, especially lipoprotein A for the protection of the arterial walls and was caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. This lipoprotein, although it was a cure for this disease, it is now a carrier of cholesterol that binds to blood clots, the leading cause of cardiovascular disease.

Lipoprotein A can thus not only repair of blood vessels, but when produced in excess, can cause the blockage of the arteries.

It is taken for granted, therefore, that the main cause of these diseases is cholesterol and the solution would be to eradicate it, IMPOSSIBLE!

Not only has cholesterol always been produced, but it is absorbed by the liver through bile and eventually passing through to the bloodstream, being essential for the maintenance of blood vessels.

There are two types of lipoproteins, LDL (low density) carrying cholesterol to the arterial wall, and HDL (high density) that carries cholesterol in the arteries. These are the good types of cholesterol.

However there are the problem will be the caused by cholesterol is caused by an oxidized form of cholesterol, and this form is responsible for clogging arteries.

It is in this situation that the vitamins A, C and E, acknowledged antioxidants and essential substances are employed to fight the excessive levels of cholesterol.

A deficiency of vitamin C causes an increase in blood levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, lipoprotein A and reduces the level of HDL or healthy cholesterol. In addition, an essential enzyme is produced that converts cholesterol into bile.

Vitamin C is therefore responsible for the repair and maintenance of the arteries.

Therefore, could it be a coincidence that there are less incidences of cardiovascular diseases in the spring and summer, the same periods where there are higher intakes of vitamin C?

 

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