Association of carotenoids, tocopherols and vitamin C in plasma with allergic rhinitis and allergic sensitisation in adults.

@article{Kompauer2006AssociationOC,
  title={Association of carotenoids, tocopherols and vitamin C in plasma with allergic rhinitis and allergic sensitisation in adults.},
  author={Iris Kompauer and Joachim Heinrich and Guenther Wolfram and Jakob P Linseisen},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={472-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Antioxidant nutrients like carotenoids, tocopherols and vitamin C have been suggested to protect against allergic rhinitis and allergic sensitisation but scientific evidence is scarce. The aims of the study were to measure the plasma concentration of six carotenoids, alpha- and gamma-tocopherol and vitamin C as biomarkers of the intake, absorption and subsequent metabolism of these nutrients, and to assess their association with allergic rhinitis and sensitisation. METHOD Data from… CONTINUE READING