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Table 6 Change in blood profiles during dieting based upon completers analysis (mean ± standard error).

From: A whey-protein supplement increases fat loss and spares lean muscle in obese subjects: a randomized human clinical study

Blood Chemistries Control Prolibra
Triglycerides (mg/dl) -7.5 ± 16 -16.9 ± 10
Cholesterol (mg/dl) -2.21 ± 4 -9.26 ± 4#
High Density Lipoproteins (mg/dl) 0.93 ± 1 -1.06 ± 1
Low Density Lipoproteins (mg/dl) -0.32 ± 4 -5.43 ± 4
Blood Urea Nitrogen (mg/dl) -1.32 ± 0.5#* 0.1 ± 0.6*
Creatine (mg/dl) 0 ± .02 0.01 ± .01
Albumin (g/dl) 0 ± 0.4 0.03 ± .03
Globulin (g/dl) -0.07 ± .05* 0.05 ± 0.5*
Alkaline Phosphatase (u/l) -0.96 ± 1.3 3.52 ± 2.6
Aspartate amino transferase (u/l) -0.64 ± 0.51 -0.13 ± 0.94
Alanine amino transferase (u/l) -1.64 ± 0.80# -0.94 ± 1.01
Hemoglobin (g/dl) -0.12 ± 0.18 0.15 ± 0.10
Immune Parameters (Thous/mm3) Control Treatment
White Blood Cells -0.77 ± 0.32 -0.52 ± 0.26
Platelet Count -16.54 ± 4.34# -13.13 ± 5.72#
Absolute Neutrophils -0.42 ± 1.54 0.08 ± 1.19
Absolute Lymphocytes 0.12 ± 1.32 0.29 ± 0.94
Absolute Monocytes 0.19 ± 0.22 -0.13 ± 0.29
Absolute Eosinophils 0.01 ± 0.17 -0.27 ± 0.27
Absolute Basophils 0.12 ± 0.08 0.03 ± 0.05
  1. # Significant difference (P < 0.05) within group (Time 0 versus Time 12 weeks)
  2. * Signficant difference (P < 0.05) between group at 12 weeks