Table 2

Effect of betel nut on serum folate, serum vitamin B12 and plasma homocysteine
Variable Group 1 (Control) Group 2 (30 mg betel nut/day) Group 3 (60 mg betel nut/day) P-value
n = 12 n = 12 n = 12
Mean ± SD
Serum folate (ng/mL) 26.6 ± 9.6 32.0 ± 11.8 27.7 ± 8.9 0.42
Serum vitamin B12(pg/mL) 284.0 ± 93.5 305.0 ± 76.8 295.8 ± 98.0 0.85
Plasma homocysteine (μmol/L) 7.8 ± 1.3 8.5 ± 3.1 7.2 ±2.0 0.41

Note: Mean values in 3 groups were compared using one way ANOVA followed by Tukey’s HSD test; p-value < 0.05 was considered significant.

Iqbal et al.

Iqbal et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:94   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-94

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