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Table 4 Mean values of (CH3)2S in subjects with systemic disease divided by baldness group

From: Associations among hair loss, oral sulfur-containing gases, and gastrointestinal and metabolic linked diseases in Japanese elderly men: pilot study

  Slight Moderate Severe P* P**
Gastrointestinal disease (N = 79) 0.31 (0.80) 0.19 (0.39) 2.26 (4.38) 0.001 0.009
Hypertension (N = 68) 0.47 (0.94) 0.21 (0.35) 0.96 (1.36) 0.02 0.22
Hypertension (treated) (N = 46) 0.27 (0.65) 0.25 (0.39) 1.30 (1.66) 0.007 0.02
Hypercholesterolemia (N = 24) 0.13 (0.36) 0.16 (0.28) 6.50 (11.09) 0.009 0.04
H. pylori elimination (N = 13) 0.45 (0.77) 0.05 (0.08) 0.24 (0.39) 0.43 0.61
Hepatic disease (N = 39) 0.46 (0.80) 0.18 (0.31) 0.59 (1.26) 0.31 0.79
Diabetic disease (N = 25) 0.43 (0.94) 0.12 (0.21) 1.61 (2.91) 0.18 0.24
  1. Values indicate mean (SD) (ng/10 mL).
  2. *P value assessed by ANOVA.
  3. **P value for trend assessed by multiple regression analysis.