Table 2 Fat and antioxidants in breast milk consumed by atopic and nonatopic infants

From: Vitamin C in breast milk may reduce the risk of atopy in the infant

  Atopic infants (n=7) Nonatopic infants (n=27) P
Fat (g/100 ml) 3.0 (2.4–3.6) 3.8 (3.4–4.3) 0.09
Vitamin C (mg/100 ml) 5.2 (4.6–5.7) 6.2 (5.8–6.6) 0.02
α-Tocopherol (mg/100 ml) 0.45 (0.27–0.62) 0.43 (0.37–0.48) 0.76
α-Tocopherol/fat (mg/g) 0.15 (0.11–0.19) 0.12 (0.10–0.13) 0.03
β-Carotene (μg/100 ml) 4.9 (3.6–6.2) 4.3 (3.6–5.0) 0.43
β-Carotene/fat (μg/g) 1.6 (1.2–1.9) 1.2 (1.0–1.4) 0.13
  1. Data presented as mean (95% CI).