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Table 4 Plasma antioxidant vitamins according to age group

From: Tocotrienol rich fraction supplementation improved lipid profile and oxidative status in healthy older adults: A randomized controlled study

  Age group
Antioxidant vitamins 35-49 years > 50 years
  Placebo TRF Placebo TRF
Lipid-corrected total vitamin E (g/mol)     
   Baseline (0 month) 8.71 ± 0.37 8.57 ± 0.43 10.41 ± 0.50 9.89 ± 0.56
   3 months 9.49 ± 0.24 9.59 ± 0.46 10.35 ± 0.25 11.03 ± 0.45*
   6 months 9.04 ± 0.67 10.39 ± 0.53** 9.52 ± 0.61 12.89 ± 0.85**
Lipid-corrected total tocopherol (g/mol)     
   Baseline (0 month) 8.04 ± 0.33 7.89 ± 0.45 9.84 ± 0.47 9.39 ± 0.57
   3 months 8.92 ± 0.35 8.86 ± 0.46 9.92 ± 0.29 10.49 ± 0.48*
   6 months 8.20 ± 0.62 9.66 ± 0.52** 8.97 ± 0.52 12.06 ± 0.79**
Lipid-corrected total tocotrienol (g/mol)     
   Baseline (0 month) 0.69 ± 0.09 0.66 ± 0.08 0.58 ± 0.11 0.50 ± 0.07
   3 months 0.61 ± 0.07 0.73 ± 0.11 0.46 ± 0.09 0.54 ± 0.07
   6 months 0.80 ± 0.09 0.73 ± 0.09 0.55 ± 0.14 0.82 ± 0.11**
Vitamin C (mg/L)     
   Baseline (0 month) 4.61 ± 0.35 3.95 ± 0.19 5.57 ± 0.47 4.50 ± 0.48
   3 months 5.26 ± 0.42 5.16 ± 0.43* 6.48 ± 0.36 5.42 ± 0.39*
   6 months 5.66 ± 0.32** 4.98 ± 0.63 6.66 ± 0.56 5.26 ± 0.46**
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.
  2. Symbols indicate significant difference from baseline (0 month).
  3. *: p < 0.05, **: p < 0.01