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Table 8 Oxidative markers 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
Oxidative markers 35-49 years > 50 years
  Placebo TRF Placebo TRF
Protein carbonyl (nmol/mg)     
   Baseline (0 month) 0.54 ± 0.08 0.58 ± 0.08 0.50 ± 0.06 0.63 ± 0.03
   3 months 0.56 ± 0.13 0.54 ± 0.05 0.48 ± 0.05 0.52 ± 0.06
   6 months 0.60 ± 0.08 0.51 ± 0.06 0.47 ± 0.04 0.40 ± 0.03**
Advanced glycosylation end-product (units/ml)     
   Baseline (0 month) 2.39 ± 0.15 2.10 ± 0.22 2.34 ± 0.22 2.73 ± 0.26
   3 months 2.01 ± 0.18 2.38 ± 0.21 2.30 ± 0.26 2.24 ± 0.35
   6 months 2.12 ± 0.22 2.02 ± 0.17 1.98 ± 0.25 1.71 ± 0.24*
Malondialdehyde (nmol/ml)     
   Baseline (0 month) 4.25 ± 0.30 3.45 ± 0.37 4.18 ± 0.23 4.71 ± 0.41
   3 months 4.82 ± 0.34 3.95 ± 0.39 3.22 ± 0.22 3.86 ± 0.34
   6 months 3.95 ± 0.31 4.48 ± 0.27 3.87 ± 0.36 3.87 ± 0.32
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM.
  2. Symbols indicate significant difference from baseline (0 month).
  3. *: p < 0.05, **: p < 0.001