Plasma Lipid Peroxide Levels in an Urbanized Micronesian Population—Nauru

Kunio Yagi, Shigeru Matsuoka, Anthony W. Linnane, Paul Zimmet

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Plasma lipid peroxide levels of 419 inhabitants of Nauru, where a high prevalence of obesity is occurring, were measured. The plasma lipid peroxide level was 4.03±1.94 nmol/ml in subjects 20-24 years and rose to a peak of 5.78±3.21 in subjects 35-44 years. The values obtained with Nauruans are significantly higher than those of healthy Japanese people and the peak found in the former was shifted to a younger age than in the Japanese.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1981


  • Micronesian population
  • plasma lipid peroxide

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