Table 3

Univariate significance tests for the effects of Se and AA intakes on vitamin C concentrations in guinea pig tissues1

Tissue

Se Effect2

AA Effect 3

Se Effect (Trend)4


AA

DHAA

Total

AA

DHAA

Total

AA

DHAA

Total


Liver

NSD

< 0.05

< 0.01

< 0.05

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

NSD

< 0.005

< 0.005

Heart

NSD

< 0.05

< 0.05

< 0.01

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

NSD

< 0.01

< 0.01

Kidney

< 0.05

NSD

NSD

< 0.005

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

< 0.05

NSD

NSD

Testis

NSD

NSD

< 0.05

< 0.0001

NSD

< 0.0001

< 0.05

NSD

< 0.005

Muscle

< 0.05

NSD

< 0.05

< 0.001

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

< 0.05

NSD

< 0.05

Spleen

NSD

< 0.05

< 0.01

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

< 0.0001

< 0.05

< 0.05

< 0.005

Plasma

NSD

NSD

NSD

< 0.00055

NSD5

< 0.00015

NSD

NSD

NSD


1 Type III P values are shown; NSD = no statistical difference.

2 Comparison between Se-D/MC, Se-M/MC and Se-N/MC guinea pigs killed at week 5 and 12, 48 and 24 hrs post AA dosing, respectively (n = 31).

3 Comparison between Se-N/MC and Se-N/NC guinea pigs killed at week 5 and 12, 48 and 24 hrs post AA dosing, respectively (n = 22).

4 Analyses to determine a decreasing or increasing trend with decreasing Se in the diet. Comparison of Se-D/MC, Se-M/MC and Se-N/MC guinea pigs killed at week 5 and 12, 48 and 24 hrs post AA dosing, respectively (n = 31). All significant values indicate a decreasing trend with decreasing Se in the diet, except for liver DHAA which indicates an increasing trend.

5 n = 20.

Bertinato et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:7   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-7

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