Improved antioxidant and fatty acid status of patients with cystic fibrosis after antioxidant supplementation is linked to improved lung function

  • Wood L
  • Fitzgerald D
  • Lee A
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Abstract

Oxidative stress, as measured by 8-iso-prostaglandin F(2)(alpha) (8-iso-PGF(2)(alpha)), and depleted antioxidant defenses were shown in stable cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The plasma fatty acid status of CF patients was linked to oxidative stress after respiratory exacerbations.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Antioxidant supplementation
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Fatty acids
  • Glutathione peroxidase
  • Isoprostanes
  • Oxidative stress
  • Superoxide dismutase
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • β-carotene

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