Interrelationship of smoking, paraoxonase activity, and leisure time physical activity: a population-based study.

@article{Senti2003InterrelationshipOS,
  title={Interrelationship of smoking, paraoxonase activity, and leisure time physical activity: a population-based study.},
  author={Mariano Senti and Marta Tom{\'a}s and Roger Anglada and Roberto Elos{\'u}a and Jaume Marrugat and Maria Isabel Covas and Montserrat Fito},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={178-184}
}
METHODS: We determined the effect of smoking on PON1 activity levels in a population-based sample of 1380 subjects and examined the possibility of regular physical activity modulating the effect of cigarette smoking on PON1 activity levels at a population level. RESULTS: Mean PON1 activity was significantly lower in smokers than in non- or ex-smokers (237.6+/-8.4 vs. 276.7+/-5.3 U/l, mean+/-S.E.M.; P= 0.001). PON1 activity levels were significantly higher in physically active subjects than in… CONTINUE READING