Alteration in total antioxidant capacity of plasma in alcohol consuming COPD patients
Sanjay Singh, AS Yadav
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major reason of chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide. Alcohol over consumption damages virtually each organ within the body and predisposes the host to wide range of infectious diseases like acute metabolic process distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia and COPD. In the presnt study a total of 40 subjects were analysed out of which 21 were alcohol consuming COPD patients and 19 controls matched with respect to age, lifestyle and socioeconomic status and alcohol drinking habit. FRAP assay was used to analysed the total antioxidant ability of plasma. Markedly significant difference was reported in the mean FRAP value of alcohol consuming COPD patients as compared to the control subjects.