Table 3

Acute Phase: Mean change in Outcome Measures after Treatment Assignment

Variable

Egg (n = 40)

Sausage & Cheese (n = 40)

p-value


Baseline Brachial Artery Diameter (mm)

4.0 ± 0.8

4.0 ± 0.7

0.79*

Flow Mediated Dilatation (%)

Baseline

5.9 ± 4.6

5.2 ± 3.6

0.45*

Post-prandial

6.3 ± 5.3

5.6 ± 4.5

Change

0.4 ± 1.9 (P = 0.22)

0.4 ± 2.4 (P = 0.34)

0.99

Adjusted change†

0.3 ± 2.1 (P = 0.46)

0.4 ± 2.1 (P = 0.31)

0.84

Stimulus adjusted response measure

Baseline

0.10 ± 0.12

0.06 ± 0.06

0.05*

Post-prandial

0.08 ± 0.09

0.07 ± 0.06

Change

-0.02 ± 0.11 (P = 0.31)

0.00 ± 0.08 (P = 0.89)

0.35


Values are mean ± SD; p-value obtained from ANOVA for repeated measurements except otherwise stated; Change = Post-prandial - Baseline; *p-value obtain from Student's t-test; p-values in parenthesis indicate within-group p-values; † obtained from generalized linear models, controlling for age, blood pressure, LDL and BMI

Njike et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-28

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