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Table 3 Effect of one year supplementation of soy or control foods on total and the distribution of white blood cells

From: Soy protein supplementation does not cause lymphocytopenia in postmenopausal women

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
  1. Data represent least square mean ± SE.
  2. † 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.
  3. WBC = white blood cells; LYM = lymphocytes; MON = monocytes; NEU = neutrophils; EOS = eosinophils; BAS = basophils.