Table 1

Descriptive statistics in cancer patients in the second chemotherapy cycle and controls

Variable

Cases

(n = 30)

Controls

(n = 30)

p


Gender

Male

53%

40%

0.3

Female

47%

60%

Age (years)

(mean ± SD)

56.0 ± 15

49.4 ± 11

0.07

BMI

21.6 ± 1.4

25.1 ± 0.9

0.02

Calories/day

1,830 ± 732

1,621 ± 717

0.26

Proteins (g/day)

69 ± 42

57.4 ± 26

0.21

Carbohydrates (g/day)

221 ± 88

202.5 ± 105

0.46

Fat (g/day)

75.9 ± 33

63 ± 36

0.15

Zinc (mg/day)

15.3 ± 7.9

16.7 ± 10

0.56

Alcohol (g/day)

1.06 ± 0.6

1.18 ± 0.9

0.82

Caffeine

(g/day)

59 ± 66

146.8 ± 230

0.61*

Smoking

3%

16.6%

0.19


BMI = body mass index

*Mann-Whitney U test. SD, Standard deviation

Sánchez-Lara et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:15   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-15

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