Table 2

Daily intake of antioxidants in Brazilian adults

Nutrients

Men

Reference value (EAR)€

Women

Reference value (EAR)€

P


Vitamin A (μg RAE)

368.7 ± 1502

625

411.3 ± 1494

500

0.02

Vitamin C (mg)

70.9 ± 536.6

75

95.4 ± 501.9

60

0.44

Vitamin E (mg)

5.1 ± 2.8

12

4.9 ± 1.9

12

0.001

Selenium (μg)

84 ± 53.4

45

84.8 ± 40.1

45

0.001

Zinc (mg)

9.6 ± 4.8

9.4

8.7 ± 3.7

6.8

0.001


Student's t-test; Mean ± Standard Deviation; RAE: Retinol Activity Equivalents; EAREstimate Average Requirement reference values for individuals ≥ 40 years old (8-11); adjusted for age and energy

Medeiros Pinheiro et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:39   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-39

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