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Table 2 Biochemical characteristics of the patients studied

From: Relationship between serum levels of triglycerides and vascular inflammation, measured as COX-2, in arteries from diabetic patients: a translational study

Variable Complete group Non-diabetic Diabetic P
Glucose (mg/dL) 110 ± 44 93 ± 19 136 ± 50 < 0.001 *
Hb1ac (%) 6.4 ± 1.2 5.6 ± 0.4 7.4 ± 1.1 < 0.001 *
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 154 ± 47 158 ± 51 148 ± 40 0.221 §
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 41 ± 12 42 ± 14 39 ± 10 0.238 §
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dL) 82 ± 37 89 ± 40 73 ± 32 0.019 §
non-HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 113 ± 41 116 ± 43 116 ± 38 0.230 §
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 137 ± 68 125 ± 42 154 ± 87 0.005 §
Creatinine (mg/dL) 1.08 ± 0.2 1.08 ± 0.2 1.08 ± 0.2 0.530 §
Creatinine (mg/dL) 1.08 ± 0.2 1.08 ± 0.2 1.08 ± 0.2 0.530 §
Fibrinógen (mg/dL) 453 ± 102 455 ± 110 451 ± 93 0.841 §
Homocysteine (μmol/L) 11 ± 2.9 11 ± 1.5 11 ± 2.9 0.499 ¤
Apoprotein A (mg/dL) 116 ± 25.2 118 ± 28.1 114 ± 19.3 0.551 ¤
C-reactive protein (mg/mL) 3.6 ± 3.8 3.3 ± 3.4 3.6 ± 3.8 0.880¤
Interleukin-6 (pg/mL) 9.3 ± 3.1 9.46 ± 2.8 9.21 ± 3.3 0.750¤
TNF-α (pg/mL) 6.2 ± 2.2 6.3 ± 2.2 6.1 ± 2.1 0.525¤
MMP-9 (ng/mL) 301 ± 300 458 ± 186 260 ± 397 0.103¤
  1.  = ? armonic mean, § = Student T-test, * = Welch test (Beherens-Fisher), ¤ = U test Mann–Whitney-Wilcoxon), mad = media absolute deviation.