Reference : Lifestyle Behaviours and Plasma Vitamin C and β-Carotene Levels from ELAN Population (Li...
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Laboratory medicine & medical technology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/89017
Lifestyle Behaviours and Plasma Vitamin C and β-Carotene Levels from ELAN Population (Liège, Belgium)
English
PINCEMAIL, Joël mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire >]
Vanbelle, Sophie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de mathématique > Département de mathématique >]
Degrune, Fabien [> >]
CHERAMY-BIEN, Jean-Paul mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire >]
CHARLIER, Corinne mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Toxicologie clinique >]
Chapelle, Jean-Paul mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de pharmacie > Chimie médicale >]
Giet, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > IFRES >]
Collette, Georges mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine générale >]
Albert, Adelin mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Informatique médicale et biostatistique >]
Defraigne, Jean-Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire et thoracique >]
2011
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Hindawi Publishing
2011
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
2090-0724
2090-0732
New York
NY
[en] Several factors, including fruit and vegetables intakes, have been shown to significantly influence the plasma concentrations of the two antioxidants vitamin C and β-carotene. Deficiency levels of 6 mg/L (34.2 μM) for vitamin C and of 0.22 mg/L (0.4 μM) for β-carotene have been suggested below which cardiovascular risk might be increased. The present study performed on 897 presumably healthy subjects aged 40–60 years aimed to examine how modifiable lifestyle factors may be related to vitamin C and/or β-carotene deficiency. Gender, smoking, lack of regular physical activity and of daily fruit consumption (≥2/day), and social status (in particular, unemployment) were found to be significant risk factors for vitamin C deficiency. For β-carotene deficiency, the same factors were identified except social status; moreover, overweight and OC use in women were also found to have a deleterious effect. For non exposed subjects, the probability of developing vitamin C deficiency was 4% in men and 2.4% in women. This probability increased to 66.3% for men and to 44.3% for women (and even to 50.4% under OC use), when all risk factors were present. For β-carotene deficiency, the corresponding probabilities were equal to 29.7% in men and 13.7% in women (no risk factor present), and to 86.1% for men and 69.9% (91.6% for OC use) for women (all factors present), respectively
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/89017
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/139799
10.1155/2011/494370
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnume/2011/494370/
http://www.hindawi.com/

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