Vitamin E and selenium reduce oxidative stress in tuberculosis patients

Effect of vitamin E and selenium supplementation on oxidative stress status in pulmonary tuberculosis patients

The present study evaluated the efficacy of vitamin E and selenium in reducing oxidative stress (i.e. enhanced formation of reactive oxygen species causing damage to the cells) in patients treated for tuberculosis. Study participants were allocated to either a study group or a control group. 17 patients from the study group were given vitamin E and selenium for 2 months, whereas 18 patients from the control group received a placebo. Both groups were treated with anti-tuberculosis drugs. The results showed that vitamin E and selenium supplementation reduced oxidative stress in tuberculosis patients. More details can be found in the study.
Seyedrezazadeh E, Ostadrahimi A, Mahboob S, Assadi Y, Ghaemmagami J, Pourmogaddam M. Effect of vitamin E and selenium supplementation on oxidative stress status in pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Respirology. 2008 Mar;13(2):294-8.


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