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Table 4 Correlations between ALT and nutrients of lunches in mixed data of a preparatory and test period (n=20)

From: Eating a healthy lunch improves serum alanine aminotransferase activity

Nutrients/lunch Correlation coefficient P value
Energy (kcal) 0.3167 0.1864
Total protein (g) 0.6381 0.0033
  Animal Protein (g) 0.6857 0.0008
  Plant Protein (g) -0.5304 0.0161
Fat (g) 0.3440 0.1493
Carbohydrate (g) -0.1494 0.5417
Percentage of energy   
  Protein (%) 0.3743 0.1144
  Fat (%) 0.2503 0.3014
  Carbohydrate (%) -0.5106 0.0255
Potassium (mg) -0.3394 0.1552
Retinol equivalents (μg) -0.2165 0.3733
Vitamin D (μg) 0.2585 0.2853
α-Tocopherol (mg) -0.0425 0.8630
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.4864 0.0347
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.0811 0.7414
Folic acid (μg) -0.6354 0.0035
SFA (g) 0.4684 0.0431
MUFA (g) 0.3600 0.1300
PUFA (g) 0.0196 0.9364
Water-soluble dietary fibre (g) -0.3681 0.1210
Insoluble dietary fibre (g) -0.6696 0.0017
Total dietary fibre (g) -0.4692 0.0427
  1. Abbreviations: SFA Saturated fatty acids, MUFA Monounsaturated fatty acids, PUFA Polyunsaturated fatty acids.