Table 3

Comparison of the labelling index (LI) (compartments 4 and 5) in the two treatment groups over the four time points (supplementation was given only for the first 12 weeks)

Time (weeks)
Group041218
*p=0.006, **p=0.007 (paired t test).
Values are mean patient LI (compartments 4 and 5) (95% confidence limits).
Controls3.1 (1.4, 4.7)2.4 (1.5, 3.3)2.6 (2.0, 3.2)2.0 (1.5, 2.5)
Folate3.9 (2.1, 5.7)2.6 (0.7, 4.5)0.6 (0, 1.6)*1.5 (0.6, 2.4)**