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Table 2 Baseline differences between high and low serum lignan CF patients on flaxseed diet

From: Flaxseed modulates inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers in cystic fibrosis: a pilot study

  High lignans (n = 4) Low lignans (n = 6) p-value
Gender (male) 2 (50%) 1 (17%) >0.1
Age (years) 38.8 ± 13.8 27.3 ± 5.6 0.099
Sweat chloride (mM) 74.3 ± 23.6 97.6 ± 12.0 0.070
DF508 homozygote (yes) 0 (0%) 3 (50%) >0.1
Weight (lbs) 161.0 ± 40.1 120.8 ± 18.9 0.062
BMI (Kg/M2) 23.2 ± 3.9 21.2 ± 1.8 >0.1
FEV1 (%predicted) 82.8 ± 9.5 72.8 ± 20.2 >0.1
Hemoglobin A1c 5.5 ± 0.2 6.8 ± 1.1 0.051
CF related diabetes (yes) 0 (0%) 4 (66.7%) 0.076
Pancreatic insufficiency (yes) 2 (50%) 6 (100%) >0.1
Macrolide use (yes) 0 (0%) 6 (100%) 0.005
Mucoid Pseudomonas (yes) 2 (50%) 3 (50%) >0.1
Non-mucoid Pseudomonas (yes) 2 (50%) 5 (83.3%) >0.1