Table 3

Bone metabolism biomarkers in 3 stages of the study (n = 15).

Variables*

At the start

6 weeks

12 weeks

P value


TALP (IU/l)

237.5 ± 85.4**

300.4 ± 294.1

281.3 ± 80.5

<0.05

OC (ng/ml)

11.4 ± 4.8

12.7 ± 5.7

11.5 ± 4.8

NS††

IGFBP3 (ng/ml)

3304.6 ± 728.6

3221.6 ± 534.4

3103.9 ± 639.8

NS

DPD (nmol/mmol)

7 ± 1.2

5.9 ± 1.1

5.1 ± 2.1

<0.05

C-TX (ng/ml)

0.79 ± 0.49

0.8 ± 0.4

0.8 ± 0.3

NS

ITCP (μg/l)

4.6 ± 0.9

4.3 ± 0.9

5.9 ± 1.1

NS


*

    TALP
: Total alkaline phosphatase (IU/l);
    OC
: Osteocalcin (ng/ml);
    IGFBP3
: Insulin like growth factor binding protein 3 (ng/ml);
    DPD
: Deoxypyridinoline (nmol/mmol);
    C-TX
: C-Telopeptides (ng/ml);
    ITCP
: Carboxy terminal telopeptides of type I collagen (μg/l)

** Mean ± SD

† To analyze changes in 3 stages, repeated measurement analysis was utilized.

†† significant level was set at below 5 percent (P < 0.05).

Haghighian Roudsari et al. Nutrition Journal 2005 4:30   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-30

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