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Table 8 Correlations* between mean ganglioside** intake from different dietary sources and serum ganglioside concentrations (total and classes) (N = 74)

From: Correlation between dietary intake and serum ganglioside concentrations: a cross-sectional study among Malaysian toddlers

Food sources Serum ganglioside
GM3 GD3 GD1a Total
Corr p Corr p Corr p Corr p
Growing up milk −0.032 0.787 −0.057 0.631 −0.120 0.307 −0.047 0.690
Meata 0.294 0.011¥ 0.230 0.049¥ 0.258 0.026¥ 0.298 0.010¥
Fish 0.059 0.618 0.196 0.095 0.123 0.297 0.086 0.464
Dairy productsb 0.241 0.039¥ 0.161 0.170 0.205 0.079 0.241 0.038¥
Bakery/Biscuits 0.144 0.222 0.306 0.008¥ 0.315 0.006¥ 0.184 0.116
All food sources 0.028 0.811 0.006 0.960 −0.054 0.649 0.017 0.884
  1. *Pearson correlation
  2. **Mean ganglioside intake per day (mg), based on 2-day weighed food records
  3. aMeat: chicken meat, beef, eggs
  4. bDairy products: yoghurt, ice cream, cheese
  5. ¥Correlation significant level set at p <0.05