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Table 5 Changes in P1NP (%) after massage according to body height and age tertiles

From: Thai traditional massage increases biochemical markers of bone formation in postmenopausal women: a randomized crossover trial

Body height Post-massage change in P1NP P
Tertile 1 +12.3 ± 3.9 <0.01
Tertile 2 +9.7 ± 4.0 <0.05
Tertile 3 +3.5 ± 3.5 NS
Age Post-massage change in P1NP P
Tertile 1 +3.9 ± 3.2 NS
Tertile 2 +13.6 ± 3.8 <0.01
Tertile 3 +8.1 ± 4.3 0.08
  1. Serum P1NP increased significantly in the middle and lower body height tertiles. Likewise, serum P1NP increased significantly in the middle age tertile. The increase in P1NP in the upper age tertile almost reached statistical significance.