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Vitamin A Levels in patients with CF are influenced by the inflammatory response

Greer, Ristan M; Buntain, H; Lewindon, Peter J; Wainwright, C E; Potter, Julia; Wong, Joseph C; Francis, Paul W; Batch, J; Bell, S


Background: Serum vitamin A, normally depressed in inflammatory conditions, is frequently low in people with CF. Vitamin A is important in respiratory epithelial regeneration and repair. We hypothesised that serum vitamin A would be associated with inflammation and disease severity. Methods: Serum vitamin A (as retinol), C-reactive protein (CRP), vitamin E, 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25OHD), 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), weight, and lumbar spine bone mineral density (LSBMD) were measured in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcf.2004.04.003


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