Reduced plasma concentrations of alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene in obese boys

T. Decsi, D. Molnar, B. Koletzko

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Plasma α-tocopherol and β-carotene concentrations were significantly lower in obese boys than in control subjects (medians: 3.41 versus 7.46 mg/L and 0.038 versus 0.078 mg/L, respectively, p <0.05). The differences remained significant after correction for lipidemia. These reduced plasma concentrations of the major lipid-soluble antioxidants in obese children may add to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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