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Table 6 Lymphocyte phenotypes of overweight and obese older adults in control and olive oil groups at baseline and month 3a

From: Cardio-metabolic and immunological impacts of extra virgin olive oil consumption in overweight and obese older adults: a randomized controlled trial

  Control (N = 15)   Olive Oil (N = 16)  
Cell type Baseline Month 3   Baseline Month 3 P*
    %    
Total CD4+ 53 ± 3 56 ± 2   53 ± 3 56 ± 3 0.92
Total CD8+ 16 ± 2 15 ± 2   16 ± 2 15 ± 2 0.45
CD4 naïve 34 ± 3 32 ± 4   31 ± 5 30 ± 5 0.82
CD4-CM 42 ± 2 44 ± 2   35 ± 5 38 ± 5 0.99
CD4-EM 19 ± 1 19 ± 1   16 ± 2 16 ± 2 0.77
CD4-TEM 6 ± 1 5 ± 1   5 ± 1 4 ± 1 0.31
CD8 naïve 25 ± 3 27 ± 3   30 ± 4 30 ± 4 0.45
CD8-CM 8 ± 1 8 ± 1   7 ± 1 9 ± 1 0.31
CD8-EM 14 ± 1 15 ± 1   12 ± 2 14 ± 2 0.39
CD8-TEM 50 ± 3 51 ± 3   49 ± 4 47 ± 5 0.42
CD3+ 63 ± 3 62 ± 3   60 ± 3 59 ± 4 0.77
CD19+ (B cell) 15 ± 2 15 ± 1   14 ± 2 14 ± 1 0.67
NKT cell 10 ± 1 10 ± 1   10 ± 1 13 ± 2 0.20
  1. Abbreviations: CM central memory, EM effector memory, TEM terminal effector memory, NKT natural killer T cell
  2. *P-value for difference between groups was obtained by ANCOVA adjusting for age, sex and baseline value
  3. aValues are mean ± SEM