Cigarette smoking renders LDL susceptible to peroxidative modification and enhanced metabolism by macrophages.


The effect of cigarette smoking on peroxidation of plasma low density lipoprotein (LDL) was studied in 16 smokers aged 23-56 years; 12 nonsmokers of similar age served as controls. The smokers were asked to refrain from smoking 24-40 h prior to testing. Peroxidation was assessed by determination of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) in fresh… (More)


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