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).

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


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.

Ratliff et al. Nutrition & Metabolism 2008 5:6   doi:10.1186/1743-7075-5-6

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