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Table 3 Mean serum hormones, cytokines, and fatty acids at baseline and post intervention 1

From: Weight loss reduces breast ductal fluid estrogens in obese postmenopausal women: a single arm intervention pilot study

  Baseline Post intervention Percent change
      From baseline
Variable Mean S.D. Mean S. D. Mean 95% CI
Leptin (ng/mL) 56.1 26.4 27.2 20.1 −35.5 (−76.1, -25.5)
Estrone-Sulfate (nmol/L) 5.8 1.8 4.9 2.8 −9.9 (−54.2, 34.3)
Estradiol (pmol/L) 157.9 49.7 101.6 27.9 −24.4 (−65.7, 17.0)
IL-6 (pg/ml) 2.3 3.0 1.6 2.7 −33.0 (−83.3, 8.3)
Total Polyunsaturated Fats (% of total fats) 43.9 6.1 45.5 2.3 5.3 (−7.3, 17.9)
Total Saturated Fats (% of total fats) 33.6 2.5 31.6 1.1 −5.4 (−13.1, - 2.2)
  1. 1 post intervention measurements occurred during the 12th intervention week.