The effect of passive smoking and breast feeding on serum antioxidant vitamin (A, C, E) levels in infants

Yilmaz G., Agras P. I., Hizli S., Karacan C., BESLER H. T., YURDAKÖK K., ...More

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, vol.98, no.3, pp.531-536, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.01084.x
  • Journal Name: ACTA PAEDIATRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-536
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Toxic substances in tobacco smoke are known to have negative effects on the antioxidant capacity of human body. In order to investigate the effect of passive smoking on serum antioxidant levels in infants, serum vitamin A, E, C levels and urinary cotinine/creatinine levels were measured in 254 infants at the age of 6 months.