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Table 3 Baseline and 3 months inflammatory markers in the intervention group compared with the placebo group (mean SD)

From: Oxidative damage and inflammation in obese diabetic Emirati subjects supplemented with antioxidants and B-vitamins: a randomized placebo-controlled trail

   Placebo Supplement B (95% C.I) + P value*
(n = 50) (n = 50)
IL6 (pg/ml) Baseline 3.42 (2.22) 2.49 (1.32)   
  3 months 5.40 (2.53) 3.35 (1.99) −1.25 (−2.33, -0.18) 0.023
TNFα (pg/ml) baseline 1.26 (1.63) 1.66 (2.24)   
  3 months 1.15 (0.8) 0.96 (0.21) −0.22 (−0.56, 0.12) 0.204
CRP (mg/l) Baseline 11.6 (8.9) 10.1 (8.6)   
  3 months 15.1 (15.9) 8.4 (3.4) −2.5 (−6.3, 1.4) 0.205
  1. * 3 months values were regressed on baseline values and intervention (placebo 1/supplement 2).
  2. + B = regression coefficient (95% confidence interval).