[Effect of vitamin C on exercise-induced bronchoconstriction]

Plucne Bolesti. 1991 Jan-Jun;43(1-2):94-7.
[Article in Croatian]


The effect of vitamin C on exercise-induced airway constriction was studied. Pretreatment with ascorbic acid prevented the significant alteration in airway geometry induced by exercise asthmatic patients. These results suggest that vitamin C deficiency might augment airway responses to exercise and other bronchospasmogenic factors, and treatment with vitamin C may decrease airway hyperresponsiveness.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Ascorbic Acid / therapeutic use*
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced / drug therapy
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced / physiopathology*
  • Bronchoconstriction / drug effects*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Ascorbic Acid