Table 4

Relative percentage of individual carotenoids in plasma of children from Europe and Laos (geometric mean – (geometric SD_U))

Europe

Laos


N

101

81

Lutein

10.0 (5.998)

64.6 (49.6) ***

Zeaxanthin

0.6 (0.4)

0.3 (0.0)

β-Cryptoxanthin

4.6 (2.1)

0.4 (0.0) *

α-Carotene

18.6 (14.2)

0.1 (0.0)

β-Carotene

45.7 (35.3)

0.8 (0.0) ***

Lycopen

11.5 (5.2)

0.0 (0.0) *


* 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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