Oxidative Stress and Vitamin E Requirements
The purpose of this study is to determine if oxidative stress derived from cigarette smoking increases vitamin E requirements. The study will also assess the role of vitamin C in modulating vitamin E requirements. Vitamin E requirements will be assessed by measuring vitamin E in plasma as well as by measuring the excreted metabolite in the urine.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Start Date:||September 2000|
We will be investigating the fractional disappearance rate of tocopherols in cigarette smokers compared to nonsmokers. This will be accomplished by supplementing individuals with deuterium labeled alpha- and gamma-tocopherols. Quantification of plasma tocopherols as well as urinary metabolites, alpha- and gamma-CEHC, will be determined using LC/MS analysis. In addition, the role of vitamin C as it pertains to its influence on the fraction disappearance rate of vitamin E will also be evaluated.
|United States, Oregon|
|Linus Pauling Institute - Oregon State University|
|Corvallis, Oregon, United States, 97331|