Decreased total antioxidant capacity and increased oxidative stress in passive smoker infants and their mothers


AYCICEK A., EREL O., Kocyigit A.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.47, no.6, pp.635-639, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2005.02137.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.635-639
  • Keywords: antioxidants, cigarette, infant, mother, oxidants, passive smoking, ENVIRONMENTAL TOBACCO-SMOKE, HEALTH

Abstract

Background: Smoking has many adverse health effects in infants and adults. The purpose of the study was to study the effect of passive cigarette smoking on oxidative and antioxidative status of plasma in passive smoker infants and their mothers and to compare with those of non-smokers.