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Table 4 Stepwise multivariate linear regression analysis in Nigella-sativa treated group with changes in VEGF and Nesfatin-1 as dependent variables and changes in anthropometric variables and thyroid hormones as dependent variables

From: The effects of Nigella sativa on thyroid function, serum Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) – 1, Nesfatin-1 and anthropometric features in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: a randomized controlled trial

  B SE β t P
Δ Nesfatin (as dependent variable)
 Δ WHR 387.54 183.92 0.24 2.10 0.05
 Δ TSH 1.34 0.63 0.30 2.11 0.05
 ΔT3 −59.11 14.49 −0.63 −4.07 0.001
Δ VEGF (as dependent variable)
 ΔWHR 35449.84 18234.88 0.31 1.94 0.05
  1. WHR waist to hip ratio, TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone, T3 triiodothyronine, T4 thyroxine, VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor, B unstandardized coefficient, SE standard error, β standardized coefficient, t the student’s t distribution, P level of significance