Table 3

Plasma concentrations of vitamin C and β-carotene at baseline and on day 24 after 3 weeks of intervention (mean and SD)

Plasma antioxidantVegetableVitaminPlacebo
Vitamin C (baseline, μm)74.8 ± 19.562.9 ± 13.967.3 ± 17.3
Vitamin C (day 24, μm)78.5 ± 13.671.3 ± 12.021.1 ± 11.8
β-Carotene (baseline, μg/100 ml)18.6 ± 9.517.6 ± 10.919.7 ± 14.5
β-Carotene (day 24, μg/100 ml)30.9 ± 15.747.5 ± 18.110.4 ± 8.5