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Table 4 Mean ± SEM Total protein content and thiobarbituric acid reactive substance activity in plasma of control subjects, non supplemental and supplemental athletes

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

Group Total protein (g/dl) TBARS (nM/mg protein)
NA control (n = 57) 6.74 ± 0.22 1.79E-08 ± 5.22E-09c*
NSA control (n = 40) 7.41 ± 0.54 6.35E-08 ± 3.24E-09a*
SA-I (n = 28) 7.87 ± 0.22 3.84E-08 ± 3.36E-09b*
SA-II (n = 25) 7.47 ± 0.19 4.28E-08 ± 5.26E-09b*
  1. Values are expressed as Mean ± SEM. Different alphabets (a, b, c) show that the values are different while similar ones demonstrate values producing similar result
  2. * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.001, *** = p < 0.000
  3. aValue vs NA control, bValue vs NSA control, cValue vs SA-1