Table 2

The mean anti-radical enzyme activities (GPx, SOD and CAT) in obese and normal -weight children (mean ± SD)
Boys Girls
Age: 6–8.5 years Age: 9–12 years Age: 6–8.5 years Age: 9–12 years
Obese children (n=11) Controls (n=12) Obese children (n=12) Controls (n=15) Obese children (n=13) Controls (n=11) Obese children (n=18) Controls (n=14)
SOD (U/mg Hb) 3.37 ± 0.96 * 2.59 ± 0.91 3.41 ± 1.05 ** 2.75 ± 1.03 3.92 ± 0.79 * 3.08 ± 0.92 4.31 ± 0.91 ** 3.35 ± 0.78
GPx (U/g Hb) 39.77 ± 6.98 32.48 ± 7.29 34.38 ± 8.52 33.83 ± 8.9 38.83 ± 7.26 34.41 ± 6.22 36.55 ± 6.48 35.64 ± 8.31
CAT (U/g Hb) 32.48 ± 5.95 30.83 ± 8.63 32.15 ± 7.27 29.22 ± 7.39 32.69 ± 8.44 31.65 ± 6.54 39.77 ± 12.25 38.27 ± 11.84

*: p < 0.01; **: p < 0.05.

Sfar et al.

Sfar et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:18   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-18

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