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Smoking and neuropsychiatric disorders: a comparison of oxidative stress in smokers compared with non-smokers

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Annals of General Psychiatry20087 (Suppl 1) :S85

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  • Public Health
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Neuropsychiatric Disorder
  • Ethane Level

This study tested the hypothesis that oxidative stress is higher in smokers compared with age- and sex-matched non-smokers. We found no significant difference in exhaled ethane levels between these two groups. The reasons for this finding will be discussed and the implications in relation to smoking, fatty acids and neuropsychiatric disorders will be described.

Authors’ Affiliations

Imperial College, London, UK
West London Mental Health NHS Trust, UK
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead University, Canada


© Puri et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008

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