Vitamin C and E reduce postoperative inflammation

Modulation of inflammation by vitamin E and C supplementation prior to anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of antioxidant supplementation (vitamin C plus vitamin E) on inflammatory values after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. Men undergoing ACL surgery were given either vitamin C plus vitamin E or a placebo. The researchers concluded that antioxidant supplementation attenuated the increase in inflammatory values post-ACL surgery. Further details can be found in the study.
Barker T, Leonard SW, Trawick RH, Martins TB, Kjeldsberg CR, Hill HR, Traber MG. Modulation of inflammation by vitamin E and C supplementation prior to anterior cruciate ligament surgery.Free Radic Biol Med. 2009 Mar 1;46(5):599-606.


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