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Table 3 Table summarizing our data and those obtained in previous studies

From: Establishment of reference values of α-tocopherol in plasma, red blood cells and adipose tissue in healthy children to improve the management of chylomicron retention disease, a rare genetic hypocholesterolemia

  Our study Studies in children Studies in adults
Plasma α-tocopherol 0 - 2 yr (n = 48): 22.1 μmol/L 0 - <1 yr canadian children (n = 85): 5 - 50 μmol/L [14] 35 - 45 yr french females (n = 2163): 29.8 ± 6.7 μmol/L [22]
35 - 45 yr french males (n = 138): 31.9 ± 5.5 μmol/L [22]
1 - <19 yr canadian children (n = 245): 14.5 - 33 μmol/L [14] 45 - 50 yr french females (n = 1499): 31.0 ± 6.6 μmol/L [22]
45 - 50 yr old french males (n = 1379): 31.3 ± 6.7 μmol/L [22]
2 - 12 yr (n = 73): 20 μmol/L 10 - 15 yr french males and females (n = 263 and 246): ≈ 20 and 21 μmol/L [20] 50 - 60 yr old french females (n = 1645): 31.5 ± 7.2 μmol/L [22]
50 - 60 yr old french males (n = 1919): 32.5 ± 7.4 μmol/L [22]
12 - 18 yr (n = 35): 19.8 μmol/L 12.5 - 17.49 yr european adolescents (n = 1053): 23 μmol/L [21] > 60 yr french females (n = 127): 33.2 ± 7.5 μmol/L [22]
> 60 yr french males (n = 159): 32.7 ± 9.3 μmol/L [22]
RBC α-tocopherol 0 - 2 yr: 5.47 μmol/L packed cells 3 - 6 yr : 4.65 μmol/L packed cells [33] 4.09 μmol/L packed cells [33]
2 - 12 yr: 4.67 μmol/L packed cells 7 - 10 yr : 4.07 μmol/L packed cells [33] 5.1 μmol/L packed cells [35]
12 - 18 yr: 5.12 μmol/L packed cells 11 yr: 4.09 μmol/L packed cells [33] 18.5 nmol/g Hb (≈ 6.60 μmol/L packed cells if Hb = 150 g/L and haematocrit 0.42) [34]
Adipose tissue α-tocopherol 0 - 2 yr: 291 nmol/g AT None 192 μg/g fatty acids (≈ 292 nmol/g AT) [12]
2 - 12 yr: 267 nmol/g AT 190 nmol/g AT in 347 males and 286 nmol/g in 111 females [11]
12 - 18 yr: 177 nmol/g AT 199 nmol/g AT [10]