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Table 3 Average LPC concentrations classified by sex and tumour diagnosis with calculation of statistically significant differences between means

From: Plasma lyso-phosphatidylcholine concentration is decreased in cancer patients with weight loss and activated inflammatory status

  subgroup n average LPC conc. (μM) standard deviation (μM) range (μM) significant difference*
sex male 26 202 53 89–305 no
  female 33 212 64 109–362 no
cancer type breast 17 205 60 128–239  
  prostate 6 198 47 122–249  
  lung 5 177 38 118–214 no
  lymphoma 8 227 80 98–356  
  gastrointestinal 12 194 53 89–270  
  other2 11 232 60 135–362  
  1. 2 ovaries, kidney, bladder, uterus, mesothelioma, myeloma, aggressive fibromatosis, oligodendroglioma
  2. * p < 0.05