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Table 1 Anthropometric and biochemical variables of patients with or without CRC

From: Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and global DNA methylation in visceral adipose tissue from colorectal cancer patients

  Control CRC P value
N = 35 N = 55
BMI (kg/m2) 29.03 ± 4.05 27.61 ± 4.01 0.272
Sex(male/female)(%)a 45/55 68/32 0.02
Age (years) 64.9 ± 8.8 68.06 ± 8.2 0.067
Weight (kg) 73.70 ± 10.4 73.90 ± 12.5 0.427
Glucose (mg/dl) 117,03 ± 30,9 126,26 ± 47,8 0.091
HOMA-IRb 3.64 ± 2.4 1.99 ± 1.8 0.004
Chol (mg/dl)b 221.50 ± 42.3 169.10 ± 44.0 < 0.001
HDL-C (mg/dl)b 52.30 ± 13.1 40.05 ± 15.4 < 0.001
25-OH-VitD (nmol/l)a 36.40 ± 14.9 29.90 ± 13.2 0.022
Insuline (μUI/ml)b 12.40 ± 7.4 6.00 ± 4.8 < 0.001
CRP(mg/l)a 5.70 ± 3.4 9.30 ± 10.8 0.034
LINE methylation in VAT % a 64.40 ± 1.4 63.90 ± 0.8 0.02
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SD. a and b indicate significant differences between the means of both groups of patients (p < 0.05 and p < 0.01 respectively)
  2. VAT (visceral adipose tissue)