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Table 3 Levels of the inflammatory markers IL-1β, PTX 3 and TNF-α in plasma of control and experimental groups of rats

From: Effect of flaxseed supplementation and exercise training on lipid profile, oxidative stress and inflammation in rats with myocardial ischemia

Inflammatory markers Groups Median Interquartile Range Mean
Interleukin 1-beta (pg/ml) (4) control 59.5 57.0-60.3 60.0
(2) Cardiac ischemia 128.0 125.5-130.8 127.8 a***
(3) Flaxseed supplemented 34.7 33.0-40.0 35.1 b***, d***
(4) Flaxseed with exercise 61.5 47.3-68.0 58.1 E***, F***
Pentraxin 3 (ng/ml) (1) Control 0.16 0.13-0.18 0.15
(2) Cardiac ischemia 0.32 0.25-0.35 0.3a***
(3) Flaxseed supplemented 0.15 0.12-0.18 0.18
(4) Flaxseed with exercise 0.38 0.24-0.41 0.35 c**, F***
TNF-alpha (pg/ml) (1) Control 26.6 20.7-30.2 25.9
(2) Cardiac ischemia 30.7 29.3-31.0 30.3a*
(3) Flaxseed supplemented 22.4 21.2-24.9 23.5 d***
(4) Flaxseed with exercise 25.0 23.7-26.5 24.9 E***
  1. a: Significant difference between control and myocardial ischemia. b: Significant difference between control and flaxseed supplemented rats. c: Significant difference between control and flaxseed with exercise group. d: Significant difference between groups 2,3. E: Significant difference between groups 2,4 F: Significant difference between groups 3,4.
  2. *: P<0.05; **: P<0.001; ***: P<0.0001.