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Author Chen, Yu-juan ♦ Liu, Miao ♦ Mao, Cui-yin ♦ Zhang, Shu-hua
Editor Terrin, Gianluca
Source Hindawi
Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi
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Copyright Year ©2018
Language English
Abstract This study was to investigate the vitamin levels in the serum of children in the Northeast of China and some factors associated with the vitamin levels. The sera were obtained from 2096 normal children aged 1 month to 12 years in the Northeast of China. Vitamins A and E were detected using their sera by HPLC, and the level of vitamin D was detected by LC-MS. The 20 overweight children were chosen from the 7-8 age range and took additional vitamins studies for extra 3 months. The data were analyzed by IBM SPSS Statistics 21. The average levels of vitamins A, D, and E in sera samples from the 2096 children were 0.2715mg/L (95%CI, 0.2715-0.2791mg/L), 26.2848μg/L (95%CI, 25.7900-26.7786μg/L), and 8.6137mg/L (95% CI, 8.5077-8.7198mg/L), respectively. The percentages of vitamins A, D, and E deficiency were 19.61%, 47.47%, and 0.62%, respectively. For 20 children from the VDD or VAD groups, after giving them more VA and VD for 3 months, the levels of VA and VD in the sera were increased significantly; however, the average BMI has barely changed. According to our finding, vitamin D deficiency was severe, vitamin A deficiency was common, and vitamin E was insufficient in the sera of children in the Northeast of China. The levels of vitamins A, D, and E were correlated with age and overweight.
ISSN 23146133
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2018-12-11
Rights License This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
e-ISSN 23146141
Journal BioMed Research International
Volume Number 2018
Page Count 6


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