Navigation Links
Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C

A recent study has shown that children, who are exposed to smoke, as a reason of having parents who smoke at home, are likely to have impaired vitamin C levels. Earlier studies have however, revealed the same// results in smokers.

The study, which involved 520 children aged 2 to 12 years, who were exposed to smoke at home were found to have plasma ascorbate concentrations that were lower by an average of 3.2 micromoles per litre than unexposed children. Both these groups of children had consumed the same amount of Vitamin C and researchers found that even with very low exposure, this reduction occurred.

Smoke can reduce concentrations of ascorbate, an important blood antioxidant. Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is one of the strongest determinants of total antioxidant defense. Although the difference of ascorbate concentrations in the two groups was small, researchers say the overall effect may be substantial. Though researchers do not have sufficient data to recommend a required amount of vitamin C for children regularly exposed to smoke, they suggest that children exposed to smoke consume increased amounts of foods rich in vitamin C or be given the equivalent amount of the vitamin as a supplement.

Smoking and smoke exposure also pose potential risks for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and pulmonary diseases.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
2. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
3. General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
4. Children suffer the most when parents divorce
5. Childrens snoring may indicate a serious problem
6. Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes
7. Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage
8. Children’s Cholesterol Matter
9. Race Affects Sleep in Children
10. Vaccine Reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in Children
11. Downside of Diets in Children
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ), one of the Nation’s premier ... of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full contact ... using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture ... , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los Angeles based ... the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles written by ... as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says “I enjoy ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric ... peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of ... Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth ... and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected ... local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your ... The nine-time Emmy ... ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... -- As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is debated, ... and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device market ... is in an odd place.  The industry wants repeal ... on medical device sales passed along with the Affordable ... visits and hospital customers with the funding to invest ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD ... OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and ... Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... medical device used to measure lung function for a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: