Vitamin E reduces the risk of stone formation in tuberculosis patients

Oxidative stress in urogenital tuberculosis patients: a predisposing factor for renal stone formation--amelioration by vitamin E supplementation.

This study analysed oxidative stress – the imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body´s ability to counteract their harmful effects through antioxidants – in tuberculosis patients, which is a predisposing factor for renal stone formation. Patients were divided in four groups: healthy people, tuberculosis patients a day before treatment, tuberculosis patients after drug treatment and tuberculosis patients supplemented with vitamin E along with regular therapy. The participants’ blood was then tested for oxidative stress. The results showed that vitamin E enhanced the antioxidant levels in the blood, consequently reducing the risk of stone formation. Further details can be found in the study.
Srinivasan S, Pragasam V, Jenita X, Kalaiselvi P, Muthu V, Varalakshmi P. Oxidative stress in urogenital tuberculosis patients: a predisposing factor for renal stone formation--amelioration by vitamin E supplementation. Clin Chim Acta. 2004 Dec;350(1-2):57-63.


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