Table 3

Effect of one year supplementation of soy or control foods on total and the distribution of white blood cells

Measures

Control (n = 27)

Soy (n = 35)

Baseline

Final

Change (%)

Baseline

Final

Change (%)


WBC (×103/mm3)

5.74 ± 0.32

5.78 ± 0.32

+ 1.47

5.54 ± 0.28

5.74 ± 0.29

+ 4.05

LYM (×103/mm3)

1.83 ± 0.09

1.79 ± 0.09

+0.47

1.81 ± 0.08

1.80 ± 0.08

+0.99

LYM (%)

32.5 ± 1.6

32.3 ± 1.6

-0.47

33.8 ± 1.4

33.1 ± 1.4

-0.62

MON (×103/mm3)

0.489 ± 0.035

0.493 ± 0.036

+5.39

0.535 ± 0.031

0.496 ± 0.032

-2.81

MON (%)

8.61 ± 0.46

8.68 ± 0.48

+3.80

9.76 ± 0.41

8.63 ± 0.42

-6.19

NEU (×103/mm3)

3.12 ± 0.25

3.15 ± 0.26

+0.96

2.91 ± 0.23

3.10 ± 0.23

+9.55

NEU (%)

53.7 ± 1.8

52.8 ± 1.8

-1.43

51.3 ± 1.6

52.2 ± 1.6

+3.54

EOS (×103/mm3)

0.176 ± 0.022

0.190 ± 0.022

+14.4

0.186 ± 0.020

0.174 ± 0.020

+4.11

EOS (%)

3.12 ± 0.33

3.34 ± 0.34

+11.3

3.31 ± 0.29

3.07 ± 0.30

+0.97

BAS (×103/mm3)

0.118 ± 0.012

0.157 ± 0.013

+53.8

0.101 ± 0.011

0.158 ± 0.011

+103

BAS (%)

2.11 ± 0.25

2.96 ± 0.26

+62.7

1.89 ± 0.22

2.95 ± 0.23

+95.6


Data represent least square mean ± SE.

† signifies that final values were significantly different (P < 0.05) from their baseline values. No differences were observed between the soy and control groups when parameters where expressed as change (%) from baseline.

WBC = white blood cells; LYM = lymphocytes; MON = monocytes; NEU = neutrophils; EOS = eosinophils; BAS = basophils.

Soung et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:12   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-12

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