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Table 3 Response of plasma markers of inflammation to a CRD in overweight men.

From: Effects of a carbohydrate-restricted diet on emerging plasma markers for cardiovascular disease

Inflammatory Marker Baseline Week 12 P Value
hsCRP (mg/L)    
Fiber 1.68 ± 1.50 1.35 ± 0.95 < 0.05
Placebo 1.86 ± 1.29 1.55 ± 1.23 < 0.05
hsIL-6 (pg/mL)    
Fiber 1.31 ± 0.39 1.39 ± 0.50 > 0.05
Placebo 2.00 ± 1.62 1.88 ± 1.07 > 0.05
hsTNF-α (pg/mL)    
Fiber 1.29 ± 0.26 1.25 ± 0.30 < 0.05
Placebo 1.18 ± 0.27 1.03 ± 0.27 < 0.05
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD for the fiber group (n = 14) and the placebo group (n = 14). Subjects consumed a CRD supplemented with a standard multivitamin consumed every-other day for 12 weeks. P values are for changes over time. No significant treatment effects existed.