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Table 3 Area under the curve, basal diurnal variation (DV), serum iron and plasma folate by treatment

From: Relative bioavailability of iron and folic acid from a new powdered supplement compared to a traditional tablet in pregnant women

  Basal Diurnal Variation (DV) Powdered Supplement Tablet Supplement
Iron    
   AUC (μmol·h/L) 104.5 ± 34.1   
   Adjusted AUC(after DV) (μmol·h/L)   10.0 ± 43.3* 41.8 ± 45.9*
   Peak value (μmol/L) 14.6 3.0 8.9
Time to peak value (hrs)   3 4
Folate    
   Incremental AUC (nmol·h/L) NA 271.8 ± 110.9 248.7 ± 140.2
   Peak value (nmol/L) NA 54.4 53.1
Time to peak value (hrs) NA 4 3
  1. AUC, area under the curve. All values are mean ± SD; n(iron) = 17; n(folate) = 18 (sample size differed according to subject exclusion for iron variables). *p = 0.0003.