Table 3

Analytical data by group.

Mean ± SD

p


Urea (mg/dl)

A

9.0 ± 1.9

0.032

B

12.0 ± 6.6

C

17.2 ± 8.5


Protein (g/l)

A

44.0 ± 2.0

0.755

B

45.6 ± 5.6

C

46.9 ± 6.7


Ammonia (mcg/dl)

A

114.4 ± 44.1

0.445

B

112.3 ± 30.0

C

128.8 ± 28.5


Triglycerides (mg/dl)

A

106.5 ± 58.9

0.930

B

76.8 ± 16.3

C

72.7 ± 25.6


Cholesterol (mg/dl)

A

102.9 ± 20.6

0.422

B

115.1 ± 21.1

C

107.0 ± 21.4


pH

A

7.38 ± 0.07

0.289

B

7.39 ± 0.02

C

7.36 ± 0.05


Base excess (mmol/l)

A

-0.14 ± 3.2

0.911

B

0.23 ± 2.9

C

-0.38 ± 4.1


Number of patients in each group: 8 in A, 12 in B and 12 in C.

One measurement was performed on one occasion for each patient in the 3rd week of the study.

Costa-Orvay et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:140   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-140

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