Table 3

Effect of stunting and place of living on plasma concentration of retinol, carotenoids and α-tocopherol (μmol/l mean ± SD) of Laotian children

Stunted

Non stunted

Lowland

Highland


Girls / Boys

25/15

20/21

25/18

20/18

α-Tocopherol

1.701 ± 1.818

1.742 ± 1.676

1.965 ± 1.796

1.805 ± 1.714

Retinol

0.996 ± 0.264

0.937 ± 0.223

0.965 ± 0.260

0.969 ± 0.118

Lutein

0.055 ± 0.051

0.064 ± 0.050

0.062 ± 0.049

0.064 ± 0.051

Zeaxanthin

0.004 ± 0.006

0.003 ± 0.002

0.006 ± 0.005

0.003 ± 0.002***

β-Cryptoxanthin

0.015 ± 0.018

0.011 ± 0.017

0.019 ± 0.010

0.011 ± 0.018***

α-Carotene

0.003 ± 0.003

0.006 ± 0.009*

0.004 ± 0.003

0.006 ± 0.009

β-Carotene

0.011 ± 0.019

0.017 ± 0.021*

0.017 ± 0.020

0.017 ± 0.021

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* P < 0.05 *** P < 0.001

Schweigert et al. Nutrition Journal 2003 2:17   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-2-17

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