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Table 4 Vitamin concentrations in the control and HAD groups.

From: Women with endometriosis improved their peripheral antioxidant markers after the application of a high antioxidant diet

  Serum Retinol (μM/L) Serum α-tocopherol (μM/L) Plasma ascorbate (μM/L) Leukocyte ascorbate (μg/10^8 cells)
  Control HAD Control HAD Control HAD Control HAD
Basal 2.0 ± 0.4 2.0 ± 0.3 14.2 ± 2.4 14.0 ± 1.8 62.7 ± 11.5 62.6 ± 10.3 27.8 ± 4.7 27.9 ± 4.8
1st month 2.0 ± 0.3 2.1 ± 0.3 15.3 ± 2.3 15.8 ± 1.6* 62.8 ± 13.5 67.1 ± 9.9 28.0 ± 4.0 29.5 ± 4.1
2nd month 2.1 ± 0.3 2.2 ± 0.2 14.4 ± 2.0 16.6 ± 1.8*# 65.6 ± 11.7 79.8 ± 10.6*# 26.1 ± 6.1 31.0 ± 3.9#
3rd month 1.9 ± 0.4 2.3 ± 0.3*# 14.2 ± 2.2 18.1 ± 1.9*# 67.1 ± 11.4 96.9 ± 9.6*# 25.2 ± 9.9 35.8 ± 3.7*#
4th month 2.1 ± 0.5 2.4 ± 0.4*# 14.3 ± 2.1 18.7 ± 1.7*# 67.5 ± 12.0 120.6 ± 9.8*# 28.7 ± 7.3 37.6 ± 3.9*#
  1. Data are means ± SD. * Friedman Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance on Ranks (Dunn's post hoc test) for comparisons in the control and HAD groups (basal vs. all months). # Mann-Whitney U-Rank Sum test for comparisons in the basal and every month concentrations between the control and HAD groups. p < 0.05 in all cases.