Increased serum malondialdehyde levels among cigarette smokers
Shikha Jaggi, Abhay Singh Yadav
Cigarette smoking is recognized as a serious health hazard as each cigarette tears away 7-11 minutes of human life. The present study aimed to investigate the serum MDA levels in non-smoker and smoker subjects and its association with cigarette consumption. A total of 114 subjects, 52 smokers and 62 non-smokers matched with respect to age, lifestyle and socio-economic status were selected for the present study. Serum samples were analyzed for MDA level. Statistical analysis was done using Independent sample t-test, ANOVA with Duncan post hoc test and Pearson correlation coefficient. The serum MDA level was observed to be significantly (P<0.001) elevated in smokers as compared to non-smokers. There was a significant positive relationship between serum MDA level and cigarette consumption among smoker subjects.
How to cite this article:
Shikha Jaggi, Abhay Singh Yadav. Increased serum malondialdehyde levels among cigarette smokers. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(4):94-96.