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Table 3 Antioxidant levels among the subjects with and without MS

From: Association of antioxidant status and inflammatory markers with metabolic syndrome in Thais

  Subjects without MS n = 176 Subjects with MS n = 124 p value
Median (95% CI) Median (95% CI)
SOD (U/g Hb) 2129 (1892–2540) 1341 (1168–1711) < 0.001*
GPX (U/g Hb) 31.1 (29.3–35.9) 28.1 (23.7–30.8) 0.140
CAT × 104 (U/g Hb) 18.1 (17.6–19.3) 16.0 (15.2–18.0) 0.009*
Vitamin C (mg/dl) 6.7 (6.0–7.5) 5.9 (4.8–6.7) 0.034**
Albumin (g/dl) 4.5 (4.4–4.5) 4.4 (4.3–4.4) 0.002*
  1. CAT catalase, GPX glutathione peroxidase, SOD superoxide dismutase
  2. **p < 0.05, *p < 0.01 by Mann-Whitney U test