Plasma levels of vitamin E and carotenoids are decreased in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

@inproceedings{Erhardt2011PlasmaLO,
  title={Plasma levels of vitamin E and carotenoids are decreased in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)},
  author={Andreas Erhardt and Wilhelm Stahl and Helmut Sies and Flavio Lirussi and Andreas Donner and Dieter H{\"a}ussinger},
  booktitle={European journal of medical research},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVES Oxidative stress is suggested to play an important role in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The present study was aimed to compare plasma levels of antioxidants in patients suffering from NASH and healthy controls. METHODS Plasma levels of the antioxidants α-tocopherol, γ-tocopherol, lutein, zeaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, α-carotene β-carotene were determined in 57 patients with biopsy-proven NASH and 40 healthy controls. RESULTS Levels of… CONTINUE READING
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