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Table 2 Mean ± SEM White blood cell count (WBC), Red blood cell count (RBC), hemoglobin count (HGH), hematocrit (HCT), Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and platelet count (PLT) in control subjects and supplemental athletes

From: Effects of dietary supplements on selected hematological and biochemical parameters of Pakistani athletes

  NA control (n = 57) NSA control (n = 40) SA-I (n = 28) SA-II (n = 25)
RBC (1012/l) 5.10 ± 0.11 4.86 ± 0.11 4.99 ± 0.12 5.23 ± 0.22
WBC (109/l) 7.99 ± 0.69 8.16 ± 0.5 9.84 ± 0.8 8.60 ± 0.69
PLT (109/l) 235.78 ± 7.62ab** 256 ± 12.63a** 188 ± 17.31c** 200.88 ± 11.49bc**
MPV (fl) 10.08 ± 0.21 10.10 ± 0.28 10.78 ± 0.48 10.53 ± 0.38
MCV (fl) 77.82 ± 2.44ab* 88.47 ± a* 86.49 ± 1.25a* 83.21 ± 1.96ab*
RDW (%) 14.34 ± 0.38b* 16.63 ± 0.79a* 14.46 ± 0.21b* 14.60 ± 0.31b*
Hgb (g/dl) 15.98 ± 0.43 15.83 ± 0.25 16.38 ± 0.5 16.05 ± 0.53
Hct (%) 39.54 ± 0.95 42.74 ± 1.14 43.35 ± 1.57 43.33 ± 1.37
MCH (pg) 31.50 ± 1.09 32.75 ± 0.66 32.80 ± 0.48 30.85 ± 0.91
MCHC(g/dl) 40.46 ± 0.25a** 37.31 ± 0.84b** 37.86 ± 0.51b** 37.03 ± 0.33b**
  1. Values are expressed as Mean ± SEM. Different alphabets show that the values are significantly different while the same alphabets demonstrate that the values produce same result
  2. * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.001, *** = p < 0.0001
  3. aValue vs NA control, bValue vs NSA control, cValue vs SA-1