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

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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


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.