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2012 Issue №7

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The state of antioxidant system in patients with alcohol abuse



A study into the content water-soluble antioxidants, ceruloplasmin and iron (III) in the blood serum in patients with alcohol abuse showed significant changes to the antioxidant system: an increase in the content of antioxidants and ceruloplasmin decreased and a decrease in that of iron (III). The authors focus on the gender-related differences: men exhibit greater changes in the content of antioxidants, whereas women in that of ceruloplasmin and iron (III).


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