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Table 1 Baseline characteristics in breast cancer patients before intervention

From: Does a ketogenic diet have beneficial effects on quality of life, physical activity or biomarkers in patients with breast cancer: a randomized controlled clinical trial

  Scale categories Intervention (Ketogenic diet)
n = 30
Control (Ordinary)
n = 30
p- value
Cancer Type Locally Advanced 25 (83.3) 19 (63.3) 0.08a
Metastatic 5 (16.7) 11 (36.7)
ER positive 22 (73.3) 20 (66.7) 0.57a
negative 8 (26.7) 10 (33.3)
PR positive 15 (50) 18 (60) 0.43a
negative 15 (50) 12 (40)
HER2 positive 12 (40) 13 (43.3) 0.79a
negative 18 (60) 17 (56.7)
  1. ER Estrogen receptor, PR Progesterone receptor
  2. HER2 Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2
  3. aCalculated by chi square test
  4. bCategorical data shown as No (%)