This page outlines nutrient-based clinical studies that have been completed by the Nutrition in Medicine Research Group.
Critical illness and septic shock
Oxidative stress in critically ill patients
A multicentre biomarker study assessing oxidative stress in critically ill ventilated patients in Christchurch and Wellington Hospital Intensive Care Units.
Vitamin C status in critically ill patients
An observational study assessing the vitamin C status of critically ill patients in Christchurch Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
Infection and immune function
Vitamin C and immune cell function
A laboratory-based study investigating the effects of vitamin C on human peripheral blood neutrophils.
Vitamin C status in pneumonia patients
An observational study assessing the vitamin C status of pneumonia patients in Christchurch Hospital.
Vitamin C status in supplemented pre-diabetics
This study assessed the vitamin C status of individuals with prediabetes in the Canterbury region who have been supplemented with kiwifruit.
Vitamin C status in people with diabetes
This observational study assessed the vitamin C status of individuals with diabetes and prediabetes in the Canterbury region.
Mood and cognitive health
Vitamin C in Parkinson's disease
A biomarker study assessing vitamin C status and oxidative stress in patients with Parkinson’s disease in the Canterbury region.
Patient quality of life
Vitamin C status in haematological cancer patients
An observational study assessing the vitamin C status of haematological cancer patients in Christchurch Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit