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Table 5 Laboratory variables

From: Very low calorie diet without aspartame in obese subjects: improved metabolic control after 4 weeks treatment

Variable Inclusion After diet, four weeks P N
CRP (mg/l)* 5.0 (4.9-8.0) <5 0.04 25
Hemoglobin (g/l) 135 (132–140) 138 (132.5-143.5) 0.01 24
Trombocytes (109/l) 325 (244–389) 316 (203–357) 0.01 24
White blood cells (109/l) 6.5 (5.9-7.8) 6.8 (5.95-7.6) 0.71 24
Mean cellular volume (fl) 88 (86–91) 88 (85.5-90.5) 0.12 24
Sodium (mmol/l) 140 (139–141) 139 (139–141) 0.91 25
Potassium (mmol/l) 4.3 (4.1-4.5) 4.3 (4.1-4.4) 0.04 21
Calcium (mmol/l) 2.37 (2.32-2.41) 2.42 (2.36-2.47) 0.06 25
Creatinine (μmol/l) 61 (53–67) 76 (53–75) 0.19 23
Bilirubin (μmol/l) 8 (7–10) 9 (8–12) 0.03 25
ALT (μkat/l) 0.48 (0.37-0.64) 0.53 (0.39-0.98) 0.01 25
AST (μkat/l) 0.35 (0.30-0.44) 0.42 (0.34-0.62) 0.001 24
ALP (μkat/l) 1.36 (1.11-1.48) 1.26 (0.91-1.39) 0.02 25
  1. Changes in non-metabolic blood chemistry values. Presented as median (inter quartile range). P-value denotes the level of statistical significance in the difference between value at inclusion and after diet. *Low-sensitive CRP.