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Table 5 Comparison of soy isoflavones intake and blood tests between vegetarian and non-vegetarian

From: Is vegetarian diet associated with a lower risk of breast cancer in Taiwanese women?

  Vegetarian (N = 223) Non-vegetarian (N = 246)  
Variable Mean ± SD Mean ± SD P value
Soy isoflavones (mg)a 25.9 ± 25.6 18.1 ± 15.6 <0.001
Serum level
 Albumin level (g/dl) 4.01 ± 0.35 3.97 ± 0.33 0.151
 Triglyceride (mg/dl) 109.3 ± 73.0 103.2 ± 51.9 0.291
 Estradiol (pg/ml) 50.3 ± 86.4 60.8 ± 97.9 0.219
  1. a mg of isoflavones (aglucon equivalents)/ 100 g of wet weight