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Table 2 Association of α- and γ-tocopherol, BMR, TEE rate, and TAC with level of physical activity

From: Association of physical activity, vitamin E levels, and total antioxidant capacity with academic performance and executive functions of adolescents

  Mild
(≤ − 500 MET-min/−week)
Moderate
(500–2500 MET-min/−week)
High
(≥ − 2500 MET-min/−week)
n 40 50 30
LTPA
(METs/week)
62.85 ± 8.3 102.7 ± 11.1* 156.5 ± 10.1**
BMR
(kcal/day)
1.91 ± 0.46 3.5 ± 0.69* 3.98 ± 0.61**
TEE
(kcal/day)
2.4 ± 0.6 3.35 ± 0.76* 4.45 ± 0.74**
α-tocopherol (mg/L) 3.7 ± 0.7 4.91 ± 0.89* 6.31 ± 1.4 **
γ-tocopherol
(mg/L)
0.7 ± 0.15 0.91 ± 0.19* 1.11 ± 0.24**
TAC
(nmol /μL)
11.98 ± 3.84 16.45 ± 2.9* 31.6 ± 7.3**
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation; * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01
  2. Key: METs metabolic equivalents, LPTA leisure-time physical activity, BMR basal metabolic rate, TEE total energy expenditure, TAC total antioxidant capacity