Carotenoid status among preschool children with vitamin A deficiency in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Mary V. Gamble, Neal A. Palafox, Barbara Dancheck, Michelle O. Ricks, Kennar Briand, Richard David Semba

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Abstract

Although carotenoids are known to be important dietary sources of vitamin A, there have been few epidemiological studies that have characterized the serum concentrations of major dietary carotenoids among preschool children with vitamin A deficiency. We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional study of serum provitamin A carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin), non-provitamin A carotenoids (lutein/ zeaxanthin, and lycopene), and retinol among 278 children, aged 1-5 y, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Vitamin A deficiency was defined as serum retinol

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-340
Number of pages5
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume13
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004

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Micronesia
Vitamin A Deficiency
Preschool Children
Carotenoids
Vitamin A
Serum
Lutein
Epidemiologic Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Population

Keywords

  • α-carotene
  • β-carotene
  • β-cryptoxanthin
  • Children
  • Republic of Marshall Islands
  • Retinol
  • Vitamin A deficiency

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Carotenoid status among preschool children with vitamin A deficiency in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. / Gamble, Mary V.; Palafox, Neal A.; Dancheck, Barbara; Ricks, Michelle O.; Briand, Kennar; Semba, Richard David.

In: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, p. 336-340.

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Gamble, Mary V. ; Palafox, Neal A. ; Dancheck, Barbara ; Ricks, Michelle O. ; Briand, Kennar ; Semba, Richard David. / Carotenoid status among preschool children with vitamin A deficiency in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. In: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 336-340.
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