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Table 3 Fasting serum TNF-α, IL-8 and MCP-1 concentrations at Baseline and following 6 and 12 weeks of a carbohydrate restricted diet with 3 eggs per day (EGG group) or placebo (SUB).

From: Eggs modulate the inflammatory response to carbohydrate restricted diets in overweight men

Variable TNF-α (ng/L) IL-8 (pg/L) MCP-1 (μg/L)
EGG    
Baseline 1.5 ± 0.9 1.3 ± 0.7 199.0 ± 87.1a
12 Weeks 1.9 ± 0.9 1.3 ± 0.7 194.5 ± 111.7a
SUB    
Baseline 2.0 ± 0.9 1.7 ± 0.8 224.2 ± 115.8a
12 Weeks 2.0 ± 0.9 1.6 ± 0.7 157.0 ± 72.0b
Time Effect NS NS P < 0.05
Diet Effect NS NS NS
Interaction NS NS P < 0.05
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation. EGG n = 15, SUB n = 13. Data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA. Values in the same column with different superscripts are significantly different at P < 0.05.
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