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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and anthropometric variables in treatment groups before and after intervention

From: Powdered black cumin seeds strongly improves serum lipids, atherogenic index of plasma and modulates anthropometric features in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

N Nigella Sativa treated Group Control group P
N = 20 N = 20
Age (years) 35.70 ± 8.18 33.95 ± 8.72 0.52
Female [n(%)] 17 (85) 17 (85) 0.89
Weight (kg)
 Before 70.52 ± 12.27 69.63 ± 11.75 0.81
 After 69.39 11.84 69.62 11.80 0.95
P‡ 0.004 0.91  
BMI (kg/m2)
 Before 27.10 ± 4.63 25.93 ± 4.07 0.40
 After 26.63 ± 4.42 25.95 ± 4.11 0.61
P‡ 0.002 0.65  
WHR
 Before 0.86 ± 0.052 0.87 ± 0.053 0.53
 After 0.86 ± 0.05 0.87 ± 4.11 0.61
P ‡ 0.38 0.53  
Physical activity (Met-min/day)
 Before 5.25 ± 0.40 5.29 ± 0.56 0.81
 After 5.26 ± 0.43 5.55 ± 0.89 0.20
P ‡ 0.89 0.22  
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD or number (percent). BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, HC hip circumference, WHR waist to hip ratio; P values for ANCOVA after adjustment for age, duration of the disease and variable’s baseline value; ‡ P values for paired t-test
  2. The bold data present statistically significant values