Closed for Recruitment
The project aspires to understand oxidative stress from smoking. Smoking is thought to cause a large increase in direct oxidative stress but also in chronic inflammation which produces a distinct form of oxidative stress. Researchers will look at a new marker in the blood of non- and active-smokers to measure the two oxidative stresses. It is important to know exactly how much each source of oxidative stress contributes to be able to reduce the damaging effect of smoking on the human body.
This study has completed enrollment.
- A man or woman aged 18-50
- A current cigarette smoker or non-smoker
- Without certain medical or health conditions
- Willing to stay off certain over-the-counter medications
What will you do?
- Visit the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit in Research Triangle Park, NC for a one-hour study visit.
- Donate blood and a urine sample.
- Be part of a research project to help scientists at NIEHS understand how cigarette smoke is toxic to people
- Participants will receive monetary compensation of $50 for providing samples for this research project.
Sample collections are conducted at the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Protocol Number: 10-E-0063
Enrollment and Contact Information
Clinical Research Unit (CRU)
Tel (919) 316-4976
Nicole P. Edwards