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Table 2 Oxidative stress markers in healthy and osteoporosis subjects

From: Oxidative stress as a risk factor for osteoporosis in elderly Mexicans as characterized by antioxidant enzymes

  Healthy (n = 50) Osteoporosis (n = 44)
Lipoperoxides (LPO) (μmol/L) 0.258 ± 0.09 0.296 ± 0.14
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) (UI/L) 167 ± 10.7 165 ± 7.4
Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) (UI/L) 7039 ± 2724 5399 ± 2359*
Total antioxidant status (TAS) (mmol/L) 1.03 ± 0.21 0.96 ± 0.18
SOD/GPx ratio 0.028 ± 0.01 0.036 ± 0.01
  1. Mean values ± SD; t-test, *p < 0.01, p < 0.05.