Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnim.2020.100110
Title: Are α-tocopherol levels associated with improved glycaemia?
Authors: Bi, X. 
Loo, Y.T.
Yeo, P.L.Q.
Henry, C.J. 
Keywords: Glycaemia
Healthy adults
α-tocopherol
γ-tocopherol
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier Inc
Citation: Bi, X., Loo, Y.T., Yeo, P.L.Q., Henry, C.J. (2019). Are α-tocopherol levels associated with improved glycaemia?. Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism 18 : 100110. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnim.2020.100110
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Abstract: Background/objective: Little Research has been done to evaluate the vitamin E status in healthy Singaporean adults, and to examine the associations between vitamin E status, adiposity, metabolic disorders, and bone health. Subjects/methods: A total of 100 healthy Singaporeans (mean age 46.6 ± 13.1 years; 28% men) were recruited. Their serum Vitamin E, i.e. α- and γ-tocopherol, levels were measured by using high performance liquid chro- matography (HPLC) with tandem mass spectrometry (LC MS/MS). Results: There was no significant difference in vitamin E levels between men and women. Moreover, no parti- cipants showed vitamin E deficiency and 38 of them have adequate α-tocopherol levels (> 12.9 mg/L). An association was observed between serum vitamin E status and supplements usage. An association was also seen between α-tocopherol with FBG, TG, TC, and LDL-C; but no association was found between vitamin E levels, measures of obesity and bone health. Conclusions: Our results suggested that the prevalence rate of vitamin E deficiency in Singapore was low. Circulating vitamin E levels were associated with glycaemia and lipid disorders. Therefore, vitamin E level could play a role in delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. © 2020 The Author(s)
Source Title: Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/209888
ISSN: 2352-3859
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnim.2020.100110
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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