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.
S Srinivasan, V Pragasam, X Jenita, P Kalaiselvi, V Muthu, P Varalakshmi