Somayyeh Azimi, Zahra Mansouri, Sedigheh Bakhtiari, Marc Tennant, Estie Kruger, Masoumeh Rajabibazl, Azam Daraei
Considering the higher rate of oral cancer, and reduction in salivary antioxidants in smokers as indicated in previous studies, antioxidant- containing nutrients such as green tea, seem to be beneficial in counteracting against oxidative stress in this group. This study assessed the salivary total antioxidant alteration in smokers compared to nonsmokers, after short-tem (7days) and long-term (3 weeks), green tea drinking. DESIGN: In this experimental study, 20 volunteer moderate-to-heavy male smokers, and 20 matched healthy non-smokers were selected to participate, according to the inclusion criteria...
February 3, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology