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Antioxidant enzymes, inflammatory indices and lifestyle factors in older men: a cohort analysis

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Mulholland, CW, Elwood, PC, Davis, A, Thurnham, DI, Kennedy, O, Coulter, J, Fehily, A and Strain, JJ (1999) Antioxidant enzymes, inflammatory indices and lifestyle factors in older men: a cohort analysis. QJM-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 92 (10). pp. 579-585. [Journal article]

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We examined the relationship between blood antioxidant enzyme activities, indices of inflammatory status and a number of lifestyle factors in the Caerphilly prospective cohort study of ischaemic heart disease. The study began in 1979 and is based on a representative male population sample. Initially 2512 men were seen in phase I, and followed-up every 5 years in phases II and III; they have recently been seen in phase IV. Data on social class, smoking habit, alcohol consumption were obtained by questionnaire, and body mass index was measured. Antioxidant enzyme activities and indices of inflammatory status were estimated by standard techniques. Significant associations were observed for: age with alpha-1-antichymotrypsin (p<0.0001) and with caeruloplasmin, both protein and oxidase (p<0.0001); :smoking habit with a-l;antichymotrypsin (p<0.0001),with caeruloplasmin, both protein and oxidase (p<0.0001) and with glutathione peroxidose (GPX) (p<0.0001); social class with alpha-1-antichymotrypsin (p<0.0001), with caeruloplasmin both protein (p<0.001) and oxidase (p<0.01) and with GPX (p<0.0001); body mass index with alpha-1-antichymotrypsin (p<0.0001) and with caeruloplasmin protein (p<0.001). There was no significant:association between alcohol consumption and any of the blood enzymes measured. Factor analysis produced a three-factor model (explaining 65.9% of the variation in the data Set) which appeared to indicate close inter-relationships among antioxidants.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
ID Code:5243
Deposited By:Mrs Alison Deehan
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 14:57
Last Modified:01 Nov 2011 10:00

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