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Table 2 Micronutrients intake of the HIV-ARV naïve population before and after spirulina supplementation

From: Effects of Spirulina platensis supplementation on lipid profile in HIV–infected antiretroviral naïve patients in Yaounde - Cameroon: a randomized trial study

Variables Ctrol/Spi Period Patients received local balance diet Patients received spirulina combined with a local balance diet p-value
Proteins (g) 87/82 T0 60.51 ± 16.39 48.03 ± 8.85 <0.001
79/80 T6 62.61 ± 14.12 66.03 ± 9.3 0.10
66/79 T12 60.28 ± 13.52 72.77 ± 7.3 <0.001
Iron (mg) 87/82 T0 12.03 ± 1.12 12.85 ± 2.64 <0.01
79/80 T6 11.86 ± 1.30 16.04 ± 1.20 <0.001
66/79 T12 11.80 ± 1.14 14.67 ± 3.75 <0.001
Zinc (mg) 87/82 T0 81 ± 6.35 70 ± 4.50 <0.001
79/80 T6 6.36 ± 2.67 5.79 ± 1.70 0.15
66/79 T12 4.28 ± 3.16 6.92 ± 1.53 <0.001
Calcium mg 87/82 T0 487.09 ± 194.58 666.18 ± 680.75 <0.02
80/79 T6 509.60 ± 248.11 1339.90 ± 303.37 <0.001
79/66 T12 510.87 ± 220.48 943.85 ± 308.39 <0.001
Potassium (mg) 87/82 T0 1148,48 ± 2,00 766,57 ± 2,40 <0.01
79/80 T6 2306 ± 733.53 4555 ± 798.93 <0.001
66/79 T12 2593 ± 112.44 3241 ± 709.83 <0.001
Magnesium (mg) 87/82 T0 223.23 ± 114.60 250.10 ± 91.99 0.11
79/80 T6 231.61 ± 88.78 428.44 ± 78.5 <0.001
66/79 T12 251.21 ± 143.00 288.00 ± 80.70 0.07
Cholesterol (mg) 87/82 T0 379.37 ± 83.24 464.54 ± 160,74 <0.001
79/80 T6 402.77 ± 66.29 216.32 ± 100.50 <0.001
  66/79 T12 413.88 ± 56.05 292.67 ± 55.54 <0.001
  1. Mean values ± SD, Ctrl: Control, Spi: Spirulina group T0: initial period, T6: Six months, T12: Twelve months Mean values ± SD. p < 0.01: Significant difference between the group.