Table 3

Correlation (Spearman, non parametric) between changes pre/post treatment in omega-3 treated depressed subjects of the studied variables (GDS and AA/EPA) and of hematological, biochemical and immunological parameters
GDS p AA/EPA blood p AA/EPA membranes p
HGB −0.16 −0.30 −0.36
HCT −0.08 −0.15 −0.21
WBC −0.13 −0.32 0.10
Lymphocytes −0.10 −0.15 −0.22
RBC 0.14 −0.23 −0.02
MCV −0.13 −0.06 −0.03
Plt 0.15 −0.14 −0.11
Ferritin −0.02 −0.17 −0.05
Serum Iron 0.25 −0.15 −0.28
Transferrin −0.21 −0.03 −0.05
Triglycerides −0.11 −0.14 −0.16
Total Cholesterol −0.05 −0.39 −0.04
HDL −0.08 −0.15 −0.24
Total Protein −0.21 −0.05 −0.04
Albumin −0.17 −0.07 −0.31
Creatinine 0.31 −0.02 −0.12
Sodium 0.38 −0.12 −0.06
Potassium −0.11 −0.26 −0.09
Chlorine −0.22 −0.10 −0.12
Calcium −0.04 −0.04 −0.23
Uricemia −0.17 −0.45 * −0.04
Glycemia −0.01 −0.15 −0.18
Folic Acid −0.32 −0.07 −0.40
Vitamin B12 −0.15 −0.40 −0.12
TSH −0.03 −0.21 −0.28
FT3 −0.56 ** −0.19 −0.36
FT4 −0.05 −0.27 −0.14
CD2 −0.18 −0.40 −0.45 *
CD19 −0.27 0.43 * −0.35
CD3 −0.48 * −0.12 −0.26
CD4 −0.47 * −0.26 −0.23
CD8 −0.21 0.18 −0.18
CD16 −0.39 0.50 * −0.22
CD4/CD8 −0.48 * −0.21 −0.12
IL-5 −0.04 −0.01 −0.30
IL-15 −0.20 0.45 −0.18

* p<0.05; ** p<0.01.

Rizzo et al.

Rizzo et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:82   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-82

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