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Table 5 Biochemical and hematologic parameters; Standardized Uptake Values (SUV), (Initial versus last visit)

From: Modified Atkins diet in advanced malignancies - final results of a safety and feasibility trial within the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Parameter Mean Baseline Standard Deviation Mean Last Visit Value Standard Deviation Significance
Weight (lbs.) 210 (95 kg) 41.26 (18.7 kg) 193 (87.7 kg) 37.82 p = 0.0001
BMI 30.3 5.29 27.7 4.69 p = 0.001
Glucose (mg/dl) 89 14.8 97.1 12.07 p = 0.944
BHB 11.5 10.27 9.14 8.73 p = 0.785
BUN/Creatinine ratio 18.17 5.76 16.8 6.46 p = 0.108
Serum creatinine 1.14 0.23 1.09 0.21 p = 0.314
Systolic BP 125 10.35 127 15.59 p = 0.394
Diastolic BP 70 11.27 77 5.57 p = 0.043
Total Cholesterol 179 34.6 186 56.4 p = 0.819
LDL Cholesterol 125 37.6 119 40.76 p = 0.772
HDL Cholesterol 38.7 15.09 46.75 24.4 p = 0.0612
Triglycerides 114 44.45 103.58 47.70 p = 0.674
Uric Acid 6.34 1.42 5.92 1.73 p = 0.565
WBC count 7.06 4.84 7.17 3.98 p = 0.867
ALT 28 11.34 25 13.78 p = 0.193
Albumin 3.67 0.63 3.71 0.84 p = 0.698
SUV 2.87 1.44 2.75 1.62 p = 0.689
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, BHB beta-hydroxybutyrate, BP blood pressure; LDL-low density lipoprotein, HDL high density lipoprotein
  2. WBC white blood cell, ALT alanine transferase, SUV standardized uptake unit