Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Topic:Short Term Effects of Antioxidants and Zinc Supplements on Oxidative Stress
Reference:"The Short-term Effects of Antioxidant and Zinc Supplements on Oxidative Stress Biomarker Levels in Plasma: A Pilot Investigation," Brantley MA Jr, Osborn MP, et al, Am J Ophthalmol, 2012 Feb 28; [Epub ahead of print]. (Address: Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA).
Summary:In a prospective, interventional case series study involving 19 subjects, 12 of whom had intermediate or advanced age-related macular degeneration AND 7 who served as controls, dietary supplementation with 500 mg vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E, 15 mg beta-carotene, 80 mg zinc oxide, and 2 mg cupric oxide, while adhering to a controlled diet, for a period of 7 days was found to be associated with significantly lower mean plasma levels of cystine (CySS).

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