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Title: Comparison of plasma and leukocyte vitamin C status between asthmatic and healthy subjects
Authors: Shidfar, F.
Baghai, N.
Keshavarz, A.
Ameri, A.
Shidfar, S.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: In a case-control study the vitamin C status of 50 adults with chronic controlled asthma was compared with that of 50 randomly selected healthy controls. Vitamin C intake was assessed by 3-day dietary recall, and plasma and leukocyte vitamin C concentrations were measured colorimetrically. A positive significant correlation was found between plasma vitamin C and dietary vitamin C intake. Plasma and leukocyte vitamin C levels were significantly lower in the asthma group. Plasma vitamin C was deficient [< 0.4 mg/dL] in significantly more patients than controls [38.0% versus 0%] and leukocyte vitamin C [< 20 micro g/10[8] leukocytes] was deficient in 92.0% of asthmatics versus 8.0% of controls. significant association was observed between duration of asthma and plasma vitamin C level
Description: 87-95
Keywords: Adult
Ascorbic Acid Deficiency
Asthma
Case-Control Studies
Dietary Vitamin C
Plasma Vitamin C
Subject: Ascorbic Acid
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116923
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1101_2/11_1-2_2005_87_95.pdf
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