Letters

Nutrition and lung health

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6982.805a (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:805
  1. D K Menon,
  2. P J Bacon,
  3. J G Jones
  1. Senior lecturer Research assistant Professor of anaesthesia Department of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ

    EDITOR,—We agree with M K Sridhar that antioxidants may ameliorate lung disease caused by exogenous oxidants such as cigarette smoke but would contend that the focus needs to be shifted from individual antioxidants to a more global measure of antioxidant defences.1 There are several antioxidant vitamins, and many other compounds such as urate, bilirubin, albumin, and non-protein thiols, whose contributions to the body's antioxidant defences …

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