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Table 2 Description of the consumption of various food and drink groups

From: The relationship between peripheral blood mononuclear cells telomere length and diet - unexpected effect of red meat

  Frequency of consumption (group) Telomere length difference
  Median Range F-test p value
Food
Cereal products F4 F1 – F5 1.17 0.34
Fruits F4 F0 – F5 0.47 0.80
Vegetables F4 F1 – F4 1.25 0.31
Dairy products F4 F1 – F5 0.39 0.81
Red meat F2 F0 – F4 3.67 0.02
White meat F2 F0 – F5 1.19 0.34
Fish F1 F0 – F4 0.31 0.86
Sweets F2 F0 – F5 0.24 0.94
Salty snacks F1 F0 – F4 0.26 0.90
Drink
Fruit juices F2 F0 – F4 0.78 0.55
Coffee F4 F0 – F5 0.48 0.70
Tea F4 F1 – F5 1.53 0.23
Mineral water F4 F1 – F5 0.60 0.62
Sweet carbonated beverages F0 F0 – F4 2.08 0.12
Beer F1 F0 – F3 0.09 0.91
Wine F1 F0 – F3 0.61 0.62
Spirits F1 F0 – F2 1.04 0.37
  1. Statistically significant differences marked in bold