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Table 1 Clinical markers, symptoms and quality of life

From: Foods with added fiber improve stool frequency in individuals with chronic kidney disease with no impact on appetite or overall quality of life

  Control period (no fiber added) Intervention period with added fiber P value
Weight (kg) 89 ± 6 90 ± 6 NS
Clinical markers    
  Glucose mg/dL 136 ± 29 146 ± 25 NS
  LDL mg/dL 100 ± 8 93 ± 7 P = 0.05
  HDL mg/dL 47 ± 4 47 ± 4 NS
  Total CHOL mg/dL 175 ± 12 167 ± 11 P = 0.02
  TG mg/dL 165 ± 21 154 ± 21 NS
  CHOL:HDL ratio 4.0 ± 0.3 3.7 ± 0.2 P = 0.02
KDQOL-36™    
  Symptom/Problem list 78 ± 3 80 ± 3 NS
  Effects of kidney disease 84 ± 4 87 ± 3 NS
  Burden of kidney disease 67 ± 6 73 ± 6 NS
  Physical component summary 31 ± 2 35 ± 3 P = 0.02
  Mental component summary 53 ± 2 48 ± 2 P = 0.01
  Overall mean scores 63 ± 3 64 ± 3 NS
Symptoms    
  SNAQ 14 ± 1 14 ± 1 NS
  GSRS 23 ± 1 22 ± 1 NS
  ESS 10 ± 1 8 ± 1 P = 0.04
  Stool frequency 1.3 ± 0.2 1.6 ± 0.2 P = 0.02
  1. Data are means ± SE. Values are compared using paired t-test and significance is determined at P < 0.05.