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INVESTIGATIONS ON LIPID PEROXIDATION AND ANTIOXIDANT VITAMINS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

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Author(s): Nnodim Johnkennedy | Meludu Samuel | Uche Uchegbu

Journal: Journal of Current Research in Science
ISSN 2322-5009

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 8;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Antioxidant | Vitamin C and E | Lipid Peroxidation | Rheumatoid Arthritis

ABSTRACT
This study was done to determine and evaluate the level of lipid peroxidation product and vitamins C and E in rheumatoid arthritis. 150 rheumatoid arthritis and 150 healthy subjects between the ages of 45-60years attending General Hospital Owerri were selected in this study. Fasting veinous blood was collected and was used for the estimation of lipid peroxidation product and vitamins C and E in rheumatoid arthritis. The result obtained showed that the level of lipid peroxidation product was significantly increased in rheumatoid arthritis when compared with the healthy control (P
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