A biochemical assessment ofthe vitamin and trace element status of 756 institutionalized elderly men and women, 66-103 years old (average 83.5rhô7.6 y), was conducted in 26 nursing homes in different areas of France.
Serum concentrations of ï-and è-carotene, ï-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, retinol, è-and î-tocopherol, vitamin C, zinc and selenium were measured.
A difference in biochemical markers according to sex was observed for vitamins E and C : elderly women had higher levels of è-tocopherol and vitamin C than elderly men.
When expressed as a ratio of cholesterol, the difference between sexes for è-tocopherol disappeared.
Simple regression analysis showed that most vitamins and trace elements were significantly negatively correlated with age.
A high prevalence of low concentrations of vitamin C, zinc and selenium was revealed.
Mots-clés Pascal : France, Europe, Etablissement troisième âge, Vieillard, Homme, Age, Sexe, Caroténoi`de, Rétinol, Tocophérol, Ascorbique acide, Zinc, Sélénium, Etat nutritionnel, Elément minéral, Oligoélément, Vitamine, Antioxydant, Micronutriment, Surveillance sanitaire, Santé publique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : France, Europe, Homes for the aged, Elderly, Human, Age, Sex, Carotenoid, Retinol, Tocopherol, Ascorbic acid, Zinc, Selenium, Nutritional status, Inorganic element, Trace element (nutrient), Vitamin, Antioxidant, Micronutrient, Sanitary surveillance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0174706
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199608.