A randomized controlled trial of vitamin E and selenium on rate of decline in lung function.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Respiratory research, Volume 16, Issue 1, p.35 (2015)

Abstract:

The intake of nutrients with antioxidant properties is hypothesized to augment antioxidant defenses, decrease oxidant damage to tissues, and attenuate age-related rate of decline in lung function. The objective was to determine whether long-term intervention with selenium and/or vitamin E supplements attenuates the annual rate of decline in lung function, particularly in cigarette smokers.