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Table 5 The comparison of studied variables between study groups after adjusting for possible confounders

From: The effects of Spirulina Platensis on anthropometric indices, appetite, lipid profile and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in obese individuals: a randomized double blinded placebo controlled trial

Variable Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Weight (kg) 0.026 0.057 0.106
WC (cm) 0.168 0.255 0.403
BMI (kg/m2) 0.017 0.038 0.038
VEGF(ng/l) 0.820 0.918 0.876
TG (mg/dl) 0.394 0.513 0.533
LDL(mg/dl) 0.445 0.659 0.735
HDL(mg/dl) 0.636 0.755 0.441
TC(mg/dl) 0.080 0.170 0.180
Appetite 0.004 0.012 0.019
  1. WC waist circumference, BMI body mass index, VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor, TG triglyceride, LDL low density lipoprotein, HDL high density lipoprotein, TC total cholesterol, Model 1, P values obtained by ANCOVA after adjusting for the variables baseline value, and gender, Model 2, P values obtained by ANCOVA after adjusting for the variables baseline value, gender and age, Model 3, P values obtained by ANCOVA after adjusting for the variables baseline value, gender, age and physical activity. The statistically significant values are presented as italic digits