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Table 4 ANCOVA analysis. Effect of fasting on end-fasting mean ratios with covariates the respective pre-fasting mean ratios between fasters and control subjects.

From: Effects of Greek orthodox christian church fasting on serum lipids and obesity

End-fasting variables FASTERS (n = 40) CONTROLS (n = 31)  
  Mean SEMa Mean SEMa p
Glucose (mmol/L) 4.95 0.07 4.86 0.08 NS
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.9 0.05 5.6 0.06 <0.001
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.1 0.03 1.2 0.03 NS
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.3 0.04 3.8 0.05 <0.001
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.27 0.05 1.25 0.06 NS
TC/HDL-Cb 4.7 0.08 5.0 0.1 NS
LDL-C/HDL-Cc 3.1 0.06 3.3 0.07 0.041
BMI (kg/m2) 27.0 0.06 27.4 0.07 <0.001
  1. a. Standard Error of the Mean b. The ratio of total cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein c. The ratio of low-density lipoprotein: high-density lipoprotein The results are adjusted for age, BMI, sex, smoking