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Table 3 Differences in selected parameters between normal weight people (BMI < 25) and overweight or obese people (BMI ≥ 25) aged 20–40 years

From: Low folate intake and serum levels are associated with higher body mass index and abdominal fat accumulation: a case control study

 BMI < 25BMI ≥ 25P (t Student’s test)
ParametersMean ± SD (95% CI)Mean ± SD (95% CI)
Plasma Hcy concentration [μmol/L]10.49 ± 3.25 (10.0–10.9)10.9 ± 3.34 (10.5–11.4)NS
Serum folate concentration [ng/ml]38.11 ± 12.9 (36.3–39.9)34.9 ± 11.9 (33.3–36.5)< 0.01
DFE intake [μg/day]360 ± 200 (333–388)318 ± 189 (292–344)< 0.05
  1. P values < 0.05 were considered significant
  2. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, DFE Dietary folate equivalent, Hcy homocysteine, NS Not significant at p > 0.05