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Table 5 The levels of inflammatory cytokines before and after treatment

From: Polyglycolic acid sutures embedded in abdominal acupoints for treatment of simple obesity in adults: a randomized control trial

  PASET group Control group
Before treatment After treatment p value Before treatment After treatment p value
TNF-α 162.76 (81.42, 201.17) 141.21* (81.31, 177.83) 0.049 157.46 (125.20, 162.94) 165.74 (133.96, 196.16) 0.116
IL-1β 174.45 (159.24, 304.91) 158.29* (132.72, 264.89) 0.023 175.96 (151.64, 211.33) 175.39 (155.83, 220.14) 0.683
IL-18 168.41 (127.39, 224.13) 179.73 (163.96, 237.69) 0.173 173.54 (107.40, 185.49) 141.97 (114.68, 190.74) 0.173
IL-6 181.41 (156.72, 272.76) 143.44 (95.14, 257.74) 0.134 142.52 (92.31, 192.52) 177.40 (92.87, 263.68) 0.158
MCP-1 220.44 (184.65, 320.10) 192.85 (180.33, 286.42) 0.796 194.04 (185.92, 233.25) 236.83 (178.53, 252.78) 0.084
  1. Statistical significant difference between before and after treatment in each group (* p < 0.05)