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Table 4 Comparison in cancer cachexia between male and female patients

From: Plasma concentration of interleukin-6 was upregulated in cancer cachexia patients and was positively correlated with plasma free fatty acid in female patients

 Cachexia
Male (n = 50)Female (n = 24)p
Ages (years)65.32 ± 1.2462.83 ± 2.420.313
BMI (kg/m2)22.26 ± 0.4721.65 ± 0.670.461
HB (g/L)115.6 ± 3.92103.8 ± 3.990.067
WBC (10^9/L)6.13 ± 0.315.92 ± 0.400.697
PLT (10^9/L)259.1 ± 14.07271.1 ± 21.730.637
LY (10^9/L)1.40 ± 0.081.55 ± 0.090.295
TP (g/L)63.15 ± 0.8865.52 ± 1.720.179
ALB (g/L)39.31 ± 0.6638.81 ± 1.080.686
PA (g/L)0.186 ± 0.0080.178 ± 0.0110.557
TC (mmol/L)3.84 ± 0.124.13 ± 0.180.191
TG (mmol/L)1.216 ± 0.071.241 ± 0.140.858
ApoA (g/l)202.1 ± 25.81246.2 ± 51.420.395
ApoB (g/l)0.84 ± 0.040.87 ± 0.050.648
ApoE (g/l)34.64 ± 1.4941.38 ± 2.570.019
FFA (pg/ml)0.43 ± 0.030.56 ± 0.060.029
IL-6 (pg/ml)7.47 ± 1.057.55 ± 1.250.961
TNF-α (pg/ml)7.65 ± 0.428.74 ± 0.710.171
(I + II) TNM stage no. (%)16 (32.0%)8 (33.3%)0.909
  1. BMI Body mass index, HB Hemoglobin, WBC White blood cell count, PLT Platelet, LY Lymphocyte count, TP Total protein, ALB Albumin, PA Prealbumin, TC Total cholesterol, TG Tri-glyceride, ApoA Apolipoprotein A, ApoB Apolipoprotein B, ApoE Apolipoprotein E, FFA Free fatty acid