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Thread: Atherosclerosis caused by Vitamin C deficiency?

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    Atherosclerosis caused by Vitamin C deficiency?

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    Atherosclerosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Linus Pauling's and Matthias Rath's extended theory [11] states that deaths from scurvy in humans during the ice age, when vitamin C (an antioxidant) was scarce, selected for individuals who could repair arteries with a layer of cholesterol provided by lipoprotein(a), a lipoprotein found in vitamin C-deficient species (higher primates and guinea pigs). Pauling and Rath theorised that, although eventually harmful, lipoprotein deposition on artery walls was beneficial to the human species and a "surrogate for ascorbate" in that it kept individuals alive until access to vitamin C allowed arterial damage to be repaired. Atherosclerosis is thus a vitamin-C-deficiency disease
    I thought Saturated fat was needed to repair the artery wall?

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    I don't take any Vit C supplements... do we really need it?

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