Vitamin C for Offspring Pulmonary Protection from Maternal Smoking


  • Editorial Office ROS



Airway function; Lung health; Maternal smoking; Randomized controlled trial; Vitamin C


Rigorously designed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analysis of RCTs have failed to show a consistent efficacy for vitamin C supplementation in the intervention of common human diseases, including cardiovascular disorders, sepsis, diabetes, and cancer. It, however, has been becoming increasingly evident that vitamin C supplementation for pregnant smokers may be an effective modality for improving offspring airway function and pulmonary health. This Cutting-Edge Research Highlights article summarizes the latest clinical research development regarding vitamin C-mediated offspring pulmonary protection from maternal smoking.

(First online: June 4, 2023)


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How to Cite

ROS, E. O. (2023). Vitamin C for Offspring Pulmonary Protection from Maternal Smoking. Reactive Oxygen Species, 13, n21–n23.