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Table 3 Leukocyte counts and inflammatory cytokines at baseline and follow up

From: Effects of an exercise and hypocaloric healthy eating intervention on indices of psychological health status, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis regulation and immune function after early-stage breast cancer: a randomised controlled trial

  Intervention group Control group P-value
  Baseline Follow up Baseline Follow up
Leukocyte counts      
  Total leukocyte count (103 cells/μl) 5.145 (1.417) 5.156 (1.337) 5.184 (1.237) 5.594 (1.370) 0.04
  Neutrophil count (103 cells/μl) 3.014 (1.119) 2.958 (1.135) 3.131 (0.912) 3.377 (1.061) 0.05
  Monoctye count (103 cells/μl) 0.400 (0.370, 0.430) 0.400 0.360, 0.440 0.400 (0.350, 0.450) 0.400 (0.350, 0.450) 0.63
  Lymphocyte count (103 cells/μl) 1.507 (0.414) 1.523 (0.389) 1.446 (0.497) 1.612 (0.449) 0.04
  CD3+CD4+T cells (103cells/μl) 0.748 (0.596, 0.900) 0.682 (0.605, 0.759) 0.659 (0.532, 0.786) 0.763 (0.648, 0.878) 0.02
  CD3+CD8+ T cells (103cells/μl) 0.474 (0.365, 0.583) 0.402 (0.334, 0.470) 0.360 (0.214, 0.506) 0.409 (0.322, 0.496) 0.05
  CD4+:CD8+ ratio 1.62 (1.36, 1.88) 1.69 (1.40, 1.98) 1.93 (1.51, 2.35) 1.91 (1.49, 2.33) 0.87
  NK cells (103 cells/μl) 0.200 (0.175, 0.225) 0.206 (0.177, 0.235) 0.176 (0.147, 0.205) 0.174 (0.144, 0.292) 0.46
Inflammatory cytokines      
  IL-6 (ρg/mL) 1.599 (1.259, 1.906) 1.692 (1.377, 2.007) 1.755 (1.456, 2.054) 1.942 (1.602, 2.282) 0.93
  TNF-α(ρg/mL) 0.889 (0.779, 0.999) 0.916 (0.767, 1.065) 1.058 (0.895, 1.221) 0.992 (0.870, 1.114) 0.61
  1. Data are presented as means (SD) or medians (semi-interquartile range). P-value shown for between-group comparisons. P-values in boldface significant at alpha 0.05. NK, natural killer.