Effect of smoking on lipid profile, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status in normal subjects and in patients during and after acute myocardial infarction.


We studied changes in lipid peroxidation, vitamin E status and lipid profile due to smoking in healthy subjects, patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), and in stabilized patients surviving MI. A significant increase in malondialdehyde (MDA) concentrations was observed in MI patients, more than in smokers (P<0.05), as compared to control. The plasma… (More)


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