Low Levels of Vitamin C in Dialysis Patients is Associated With Decreased Prealbumin and Increased C-reactive Protein

Kunying Zhang; Li Liu; Xuyang Cheng; Jie Dong; Qiuming Geng; Li Zuo

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BMC Nephrology 

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Conclusion

In conclusion, our cross-sectional observation indicated that vitamin C deficiency was prevalent in dialysis patients, and lower plasma vitamin C level was associated with lower serum prealbumin and higher hsCRP concentration which may be closely link to oxidative stress and inflammation in uremia. Further large-scale, long-term interventional clinical trials are required to validate if vitamin C supplementation can reduce inflammatory process and improve outcome of dialysis patients.

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