Thursday, March 24, 2011

Preventing tobacco smoke diseases by network antioxidants

http://www.trdrp.org/fundedresearch/Views/Grant_Page.asp?grant_id=400


Antioxidants can ameliorate the oxidative effects of cigarette smoke.


.....and...

Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can damage protein, DNA, or fats via an oxidative process. Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals because antioxidants react faster with free radicals than do the cell components.


.....and..

Study Results. Treatment for two months with vitamin C significantly reduced F2-isoprostanes in smokers..


...and there's more..

Smoking is associated with significantly lower plasma levels of vitamin C and three carotenoids antioxidants, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin and lutein.


....and in conclusion..

it does indicate that vitamin C reduces one of the probable mechanisms in the causation of smoking-related diseases.

2 comments:

  1. I remember years back hearing if a smoker, then take Vitamin C tablets to help replenish it. Your new blogsite layout and colours are much nicer looking than the previous. Very good blogsite too.

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  2. It would be nice if we smokers could have access to more of this kind of information without having to seek it out.

    Thanks for the compliment on the new layout and colors (sorry, colours..lol).

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