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Table 5 Erythrocyte antioxidant enzymes activity in placebo and TRF groups

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

  Duration
Antioxidant enzymes 0 month 3 months 6 months
  Placebo TRF Placebo TRF Placebo TRF
Superoxide dismutase (U/mg Hb) 1.90 ± 0.09 2.29 ± 0.14 1.90 ± 0.16 1.83 ± 0.09** 1.91 ± 0.13 1.77 ± 0.09**
Catalase (U/mg Hb) 0.30 ± 0.01 0.28 ± 0.01 0.24 ± 0.01** 0.27 ± 0.01 0.27 ± 0.01 0.27 ± 0.01
Glutathione peroxidase (U/mg Hb) 0.82 ± 0.05 0.87 ± 0.04 0.87 ± 0.05 1.04 ± 0.08 1.04 ± 0.05** 1.09 ± 0.06*
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.
  2. Symbols indicate significant difference from baseline (0 month).
  3. *: p < 0.05, **: p < 0.01