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Table 5 Pared samples T-test. Mean pre-fasting values compared to mean end-fasting values in the group of fasters (n = 43).

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

Variables Pre-Fasting End-Fasting  
  Mean SEMa Mean SEMa p
Glucose (mmol/L) 4.93 0.16 4.95 0.19 NS
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5.6 0.15 5.1 0.14 <0.001
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.2 0.04 1.1 0.04 <0.001
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.8 1.14 3.3 0.13 <0.001
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.41 0.13 1.36 0.09 NS
TC/HDL-Cb 5.0 0.2 4.9 0.2 NS
LDL-C/HDL-Cc 3.3 0.1 3.2 0.1 NS
BMI (kg/m2) 28 0.7 27.6 0.7 <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