Table 2

Micronutrients in cells of buccal mucosa before (B) and after (A) supplementation are shown
Micronutrient Before (B) [Mean ± SD] After (A) [Mean ± SD] Reference value p-value
BMC-Vitamin C [pmol/μgDNA] N=7 9.01 ± 5.72 11.76 ± 4.68 3.9–11.1 n.s.
BMC-Vitamin E [pmol/μg DNA] N=30 24.77 ± 9.56 26.45 ± 15.69 9.5–20.3 n.s.
BMC-β-Carotin [pmol/μg DNA] N=24 0.45 ± 0.44 0.40 ± 0.44 0.1–0.5 n.s.
BMC-Lycopin [pmol/μg DNA] N=19 0.37 ± 0.16 0.33 ± 0.25 0.1–0.5 n.s.

n.s. = not significant, BMC = buccal mucosa cell.

Reference values are given as listed below. No significant difference after supplementation was seen.

von Arnim et al.

von Arnim et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:148   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-148

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