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Table 2 18F-FDG intensity (SUVmax) variation after one course of chemotherapy. (on lines 4 and 6, p represents the p-value based on Wilcoxon’s signed-rank test or the paired Student’s t-test for before/after variation; in the last column, p is the p-value based on Welch’s ANOVA or Kruskal-Wallis test for the differences across the three groups of weight variation)

From: A decrease in brown adipose tissue activity is associated with weight gain during chemotherapy in early breast cancer patients

 Overall population (n = 109)GAIN (n = 32)STABLE (n = 66)LOSS (n = 11)p
SUVmax before: mean (SD)1.16 (0.88)1.31 (1)1.14 (0.86)0.86 (0.38)0.201
SUVmax after: mean (SD)1.02 (0.9)0.97 (0.87)1.08 (0.98)0.8 (0.24)0.537
ΔSUVmax (SD)kg- 0.14 (0.85)- 0.34 (0.98)- 0.06 (0.85)- 0.05 (0.23)0.322
p0.0220.0220.2540.898
%−4.38 (34.07)- 13.42 (35.82)−0.35 (34.45)−2.27 (21.6)0.28
p0.0560.0420.3990.735