Table 1.

The concentrations of cholesterol, vitamin E, and vitamin K1 in the sera of neonates and fasting adult normocholesterolemic and hypercholesterolemic subjects.1

Cholesterol, mmol/LVitamin E, mg/LVitamin K1, μg/L
Neonates1.54± 0.342.51± 1.01 83± 120
(n = 20)(0.8–2.2)(0.3–5.3)(24–103)
Normocholesterolemic subjects4.76± 0.567.91± 1.49343± 155
(n = 21)(3.7–5.5)(5.5–11.7)(49–590)
Hypercholesterolemic subjects6.72± 0.8611.93± 2.97 564± 195
(n = 16)(5.7–9.2)(6.0–17.7)(204–910)
  • 1 The results are expressed as mean ± SD; the concentration ranges are shown in parentheses. Serum cholesterol was measured by enzymatic methods (21), whereas vitamin E and vitamin K1 concentrations were assayed by established simultaneous liquid chromatography procedures (22).