Table 2: Mean plasma tocopherol (total and subtype) by age group (μg/ml).

Age20s30s70s80s100s

α TocMale
( 𝑛 )
1 1 . 8 1 ± 3 . 0 3 (4)** 1 2 . 3 5 ± 3 . 6 0 (8)** 1 3 . 1 5 ± 7 . 8 2 (17)* 9 . 4 4 ± 1 . 0 7 (5)* 7 . 7 9 ± 2 . 1 0 (19)
Female ( 𝑛 ) 9 . 5 8 ± 2 . 6 2 (4) 1 1 . 0 7 ± 3 . 9 1 (8) 1 6 . 3 1 ± 1 1 . 6 4 (30)** 1 3 . 5 8 ± 3 . 6 3 (3) 9 . 8 2 ± 3 . 3 5 (72)
Total
( 𝑛 )
1 0 . 6 9 ± 2 . 8 8 (8)** 1 1 . 7 1 ± 3 . 6 9 (16)** 1 5 . 1 4 ± 1 1 . 4 1 (47)*** 1 1 . 2 8 ± 3 . 2 0 (8)* 9 . 3 7 ± 3 . 3 2 (91)

β TocMale
( 𝑛 )
0 . 2 5 ± 0 . 0 4 (4) 0 . 2 2 ± 0 . 0 5 (8) 0 . 2 3 ± 0 . 0 8 (17)* 0 . 2 0 ± 0 . 0 5 (5) 0 . 1 8 ± 0 . 0 7 (18)
Female ( 𝑛 ) 0 . 2 2 ± 0 . 0 4 (4) 0 . 2 1 ± 0 . 0 4 (8) 0 . 3 1 ± 0 . 1 8 (30)** 0 . 2 8 ± 0 . 1 3 (3) 0 . 2 0 ± 0 . 2 1 (69)
Total
( 𝑛 )
0 . 2 3 ± 0 . 0 4 (8) 0 . 2 1 ± 0 . 0 4 (16) 0 . 2 8 ± 0 . 1 6 (47)** 0 . 2 3 ± 0 . 0 9 (8) 0 . 2 0 ± 0 . 1 9 (87)

γ TocMale
( 𝑛 )
1 . 3 7 ± 0 . 5 8 (4) 1 . 1 7 ± 0 . 4 0 (8) 1 . 0 0 ± 0 . 5 1 (17) 1 . 1 8 ± 0 . 3 3 (5) 0 . 9 3 ± 0 . 4 2 (18)
Female ( 𝑛 ) 0 . 9 8 ± 0 . 2 2 (4) 1 . 0 4 ± 0 . 5 0 (8) 1 . 6 2 ± 1 . 7 6 (30)* 1 . 1 6 ± 0 . 1 7 (3) 1 . 0 3 ± 0 . 5 9 (72)
Total
( 𝑛 )
1 . 1 7 ± 0 . 4 6 (8) 1 . 1 1 ± 0 . 4 4 (16) 1 . 3 9 ± 1 . 4 5 (47)* 1 . 1 7 ± 0 . 4 9 (8) 1 . 0 1 ± 0 . 5 2 (90)

Total TocMale
( 𝑛 )
1 3 . 4 2 ± 3 . 6 0 (4)** 1 3 . 7 4 ± 3 . 7 0 (8)*** 1 4 . 3 8 ± 8 . 2 8 (17)* 1 0 . 8 2 ± 1 . 3 7 (5)* 8 . 8 9 ± 2 . 3 1 (19)
Female ( 𝑛 ) 1 0 . 7 8 ± 2 . 8 0 (4)*** 1 2 . 3 3 ± 3 . 8 7 (8) 1 8 . 2 4 ± 1 2 . 6 9 (30)*** 1 5 . 0 1 ± 3 . 6 2 (3)*** 1 1 . 0 5 ± 3 . 4 1 (91)
Total
( 𝑛 )
1 2 . 1 0 ± 3 . 3 1 (8)*** 1 3 . 0 3 ± 3 . 7 3 (16)*** 1 6 . 8 1 ± 1 1 . 3 2 (47)*** 1 2 . 6 8 ± 3 . 2 7 (8)*** 1 0 . 5 8 ± 3 . 3 2 (110)

Toc: Tocopherol.
Significant difference between centenarians and particular age group: * 𝑃 < . 0 5 ; ** 𝑃 < 0 . 0 1 ; *** 𝑃 < . 0 0 1 .
Significant difference between male and female centenarians: 𝑃 < . 0 1 in α Toc; 𝑃 < . 0 5 in total Toc.