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Table 2 Daily intake of antioxidants in Brazilian adults

From: Antioxidant intake among Brazilian adults - The Brazilian Osteoporosis Study (BRAZOS): a cross-sectional study

Nutrients Men Reference value (EAR)€ Women Reference value (EAR)€ P
Vitamin A (μg RAE) 368.7 ± 1502 625 411.3 ± 1494 500 0.02
Vitamin C (mg) 70.9 ± 536.6 75 95.4 ± 501.9 60 0.44
Vitamin E (mg) 5.1 ± 2.8 12 4.9 ± 1.9 12 0.001
Selenium (μg) 84 ± 53.4 45 84.8 ± 40.1 45 0.001
Zinc (mg) 9.6 ± 4.8 9.4 8.7 ± 3.7 6.8 0.001
  1. Student's t-test; Mean ± Standard Deviation; RAE: Retinol Activity Equivalents; EAR Estimate Average Requirement reference values for individuals ≥ 40 years old (8-11); adjusted for age and energy