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September 19, 2023

You Need to Know MPO's M.O.

Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a white blood cell enzyme that plays a dual role: it supports immune defense against pathogens but also promotes oxidative stress, leading to blood vessel damage, endothelial dysfunction, and the progression of atherosclerotic plaque.

Elevated MPO levels are linked with a range of cardiovascular issues, including increased risk of heart failure, hypertension, and plaque rupture.

Conversely, low MPO might offer cardioprotective benefits. Dietary antioxidants from sources like fruits, vegetables, and oils can counteract the oxidative damage caused by MPO, with vitamins C and E particularly noted for their protective effects against MPO-induced harm.

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