Table 3

Laboratory parameters of individuals of the highest and lowest quartiles of folate levels.

high folate

(≥18.75 nmol/l)

low folate

(≤8.75 nmol/l)

ANOVA


vitamin B12 (pmol/l)

334 ± 154

(n = 407)

260 ± 145

(n = 416)

p < 0.001


Triglycerides (mmol/l)

1.47 ± 0.94

(n = 334)

1.66 ± 1.82

(n = 388)

p = 0.075


HDL-C (mmol/l)

1.42 ± 0.44

(n = 170)

1.26 ± 0.47

(n = 87)

p = 0.005


LDL-C (mmol/l)

3.21 ± 1.04

(n = 167)

3.67 ± 1.10

(n = 87)

p = 0.007


LDL-C/HDL-C-ratio

2.47 ± 1.18

(n = 167)

3.77 ± 5.29

(n = 87)

p < 0.001


Total cholesterol (mmol/l)

5.43 ± 0.97

(n = 36)

5.77 ± 1.18

(n = 19)

p = 0.346


Semmler et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:31   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-31

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