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Title: Vitamin A reserve of liver in health and coronary heart disease among ethnic groups in Singapore
Authors: Saha, N. 
Ng, T.B.
Tan, P.Y.
Wee, K.P.
Issue Date: 1988
Citation: Saha, N., Ng, T.B., Tan, P.Y., Wee, K.P. (1988). Vitamin A reserve of liver in health and coronary heart disease among ethnic groups in Singapore. British Journal of Nutrition 60 (3) : 407-412. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: 1. The vitamin A content of human liver tissue was determined in 363 autopsy samples. The sample comprised a total of 181 subjects dying after accidents and 182 dying from coronary heart disease among Singapore ethnic groups of both sexes. 2. The medium vitamin A reserve was 146 mg/kg in accident victims and 141 mg/kg in those who had died of coronary heart disease. Of all the samples 16% contained less than 40 mg/kg, 45% had 100-300 mg/kg, while 9% contained more than 500 mg/kg liver. 3. Among the accident victims, Indians had the lowest median liver vitamin A reserve (118 mg/kg) compared with that in other ethnic groups (137 mg/kg in Chinese, 191 mg/kg in Malays, 155 mg/kg in Caucasians). 4. The ethnic distribution of vitamin A reserve in coronary deaths was similar to that in accident victims. 5. There was no significant difference between the sexes in hepatic vitamin A reserve. 6. The distribution of vitamin A reserve in all the groups was skewed to the right.
Source Title: British Journal of Nutrition
ISSN: 00071145
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