Antioxidant status in children with protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) living in Cairo, Egypt

@article{Ashour1999AntioxidantSI,
  title={Antioxidant status in children with protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) living in Cairo, Egypt},
  author={M Ashour and S Salem and HM El-Gadban and N Elwan and T Basu},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={53},
  pages={669-673}
}
Objectives: Free radicals are implicated in many diseases. The rise in free radicals associated with antioxidant deficiency results in tissue damage. The pathogenesis of oedema and anaemia commonly found in children with protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) has been suggested to be caused by an imbalance between the production of toxic radicals and their safe disposal. The aim of this study was to evaluate antioxidant status in children with PEM.Design: A total of 68 children (age range: 3 months… CONTINUE READING