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

  • Basant K Puri
  • Ian H Treasaden
  • Brian M Ross
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Public Health Oxidative Stress Neuropsychiatric Disorder Ethane Level 
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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.

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

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Basant K Puri
    • 1
  • Ian H Treasaden
    • 1
    • 2
  • Brian M Ross
    • 3
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.West London Mental Health NHS TrustUK
  3. 3.Northern Ontario School of MedicineLakehead UniversityCanada

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