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Title: Carotenoid intake and asthma prevalence in Thai children
Authors: Rerksuppaphol S.
Rerksuppaphol L.
Keywords: ascorbic acid
carotenoid
retinol
adolescent
antioxidant activity
article
asthma
child
controlled study
cross-sectional study
dietary intake
female
food frequency questionnaire
human
incidence
major clinical study
male
non invasive measurement
preschool child
prevalence
Raman spectrometry
risk assessment
risk factor
rural area
school child
Thailand
tissue level
vitamin intake
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Several antioxidant nutrients have been described to inversely correlate with asthma. In order to quantify the intake of these substances, it is possible to measure skin levels by Raman spectroscopy, a novel non-invasive technique that can also be used in children. This cross-sectional school-based study involved 423 children from a rural area of Thailand. Asthmatic children were diagnosed according to a Health Interview for Asthma Control questionnaire. Skin carotenoid levels were measured with Raman spectroscopy. Demographic data were obtained by directly interviewing children and their parents, whereas anthropometric parameters were measured by trained staff. Intake of carotenoids, vitamin A and C were evaluated by a food frequency questionnaire. Overall incidence of asthma in Thai schoolchildren (aged 3.5-17.8 years) was 17.3%. There was no significant difference in dietary intake of carotenoids and vitamin A and C, and skin carotenoid level between asthmatic and nonasthmatic children. Skin carotenoid level significantly correlated with all carotenoids and vitamin A intake (P<0.05). Carotenoids and vitamin A and C intakes, and skin carotenoid levels were not associated with the risk of asthma in Thai children. Skin carotenoids correlated with all carotenoids and vitamin A intake in mild to moderate degrees. Raman spectroscopy was confirmed to be a useful tool to determine antioxidant skin levels. © S. Rerksuppapho and L. Rerksuppaphol, 2012.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84874968813&doi=10.4081%2fpr.2012.e12&partnerID=40&md5=24de13e9a518303a5c896e3bc618b4ea
http://ir.swu.ac.th/jspui/handle/123456789/14236
ISSN: 20367503
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