Table 4

Effect of regular milk intake (14 days) on biomarkers
Milk intake 400 ml Deficient group No intervention group n = 10 (ns- for all)
Every day n = 29 p value
Day-15 Day-30 Day-1 Day-15
Hemoglobin (g/L) 128(123,135) 131(125,140) ns 130(120,140) 127(117,136)
Mean corpuscular volume (fL) 84.3 (82.2,90.4) 86.2 (83.5,91.0) ns 86.4(82.0,92.0) 85.4(82.2,90.5)
Creatinine (mg/dL) 1.0 (0.9,1.1) 0.9(0.85,1.1) ns 1.0(0.95,1.2) 1.0(0.9,1.1)
Pl. vitamin B-12 (pmol/L) 92.8 (71.0,117.6) 122.1 (90.6,141.3) <0.0001 115.5 (97.7, 177.6) 113.9 (102.1, 173.2)
Pl. folate (ng/mL) 5.6 (4.6, 12.8) 5.7 (4.6, 11.9) ns 6.1 (4.4, 13.8) 5.9 (4.2, 14.9)
Pl. holo-TC (pmol/L) 14.4 (10.82, 19.75) 19.2 14.95,24.6) <0.0001 19.2(10.2,23.5) 19.5(11.1,22.9)
Pl. tHcy (μ mol/L) 31.9 (22.6,54.0) 24.9 (18.54,41.45) <0.0001 22.85 (20.5,35.7) 23.9 (20.7,31.7)

p-values by Wilcoxon’s Signed rank test, a non-parametric test for paired analysis ns- not significant. Median (25th, 75th %le).

Naik et al.

Naik et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:136   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-136

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