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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
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Registered in England No. 2530437

Coronary Heart Disease


The leading cause of mortality in the US, coronary heart disease accounts for 33% of all deaths. The condition is caused by Atherosclerosis (the build-up of substances on artery walls) of the arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the heart muscles. This causes a decrease in blood flow, and eventually results in a lack of energy and/or oxygen for the heart muscle. Angina pectoris (a squeezing/crushing/burning tightness in the chest that radiates toward the left side of the body) may be a symptom of heart disease. Too often, though, the only indication of disease is an unexpected death.

Many factors contribute to the development of heart disease, including Smoking, Obesity, High Cholesterol, high blood pressure, Aging, and Stress. The best approach toward the disease is through prevention by modifying diet, exercise levels, and lifestyle.


Ginkgo biloba
Hawthorn (8)


Evening Primrose Oil (1)
Fibre (2)
Fish Oil (3,4)
Garlic (5)
Vitamin B6
Vitamin A (6)
Vitamin E (7)
Zinc (9)


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