Table 2

Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and selected plasma cytokine data pre- and post-study (8 weeks) (mean ± SE)
Variable Instaflex (N = 49) Placebo (N = 51) Interaction effect, P-Value
CRP (mg/L)
  Pre-Study 4.05 ± 0.64 3.77 ± 0.43 0.518
  Post-Study 3.56 ± 0.56 3.50 ± 0.41
IL-6 (pg/ml)
  Pre-Study 2.12 ± 0.20 1.80 ± 0.20 0.991
  Post-Study 2.16 ± 0.17 1.84 ± 0.17
IL-8 (pg/ml)
  Pre-Study 5.39 ± 0.35 5.55 ± 0.34 0.143
  Post-Study 6.41 ± 0.40 7.13 ± 0.39
TNF-α (pg/ml)
  Pre-Study 4.19 ± 0.16 4.32 ± 0.16 0.380
  Post-Study 4.10 ± 0.17 4.32 ± 0.17
IL-10 (pg/ml)
  Pre-Study 1.24 ± 0.11 1.39 ± 0.10 0.760
  Post-Study 1.23 ± 0.08 1.35 ± 0.08

Nieman et al.

Nieman et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:154   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-154

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