Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2010 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Effects of Oral, Vaginal, and Transdermal Hormonal Contraception on Serum Levels of Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E, and Total Antioxidant Activity

Table 1

Age, weight, and serum levels of total cholesterol, coenzyme Q10, -tocopherol, and -tocopherol, the ratios of coenzyme Q10/cholesterol and -tocopherol/cholesterol in women who used the contraceptive pill, vaginal ring, or transdermal patch and control subjects.

ContraceptiveContraceptive users
NonusersPillRingPatch

VariablesGroup 1 ( )Group 2 ( )Group 3 ( )Group 4 ( )

Age (y)35.8 7.131.9 5.633.5 3.530.1 7.6
Weight (lb)146 15138 13124 10138 19
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L)4.86 1.54.30 0.84.54 094.54 0.9
TAOC ( ) (mmol Trolox equi./L)1.33 1.21.00 0.41b0.85 0.050.65 0.04
Coenzyme Q10 ( mol/L)0.69 0.2a, b0.44 0.1b0.39 0.10.30 0.1
-Tocopherol ( mol/L)14.2 3.0a, b10.9 2.110.9 2.610.2 1.6
-Tocopherol ( mol/L)2.66 1.22.92 0.723.28 1.93.01 0.7
CoQ10/Cholesterol (pmol/ mol)143.0 47c102.3 2685.9 1666.0 20
-Toco/Cholesterol (nmol/ mol)2.9 0.62.5 0.52.4 0.62.6 0.4

Values are mean ± SD.
a , group 1 versus 2, 4; and b , group 1 versus 3; group 2 versus 4; and c , group 1 versus 2, 3, 4, by Student’s -test.

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