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Table 3 Comparisons of log-transformed leptin and log-transformed A-FABP levels in adult onset MS patients with BMI < 50 to healthy controls

From: Increased leptin and A-FABP levels in relapsing and progressive forms of MS

   Adjusted for batch and age Adjusted for batch, age and BMI
Leptin Healthy controls Reference Reference
Relapsing remitting MS 0.74 +/− 0.27 (0.007) 0.38 +/− 0.23 (0.098)
Secondary progressive MS 1.07 +/− 0.33 (0.002) 0.76 +/− 0.28 (0.0074)
Primary progressive MS 0.22 +/− 0.33 (0.49) −0.14 +/− 0.27 (0.61)
Four group comparison p-value 0.003 0.014
A-FABP Healthy controls Reference Reference
Relapsing remitting MS 0.15 +/− 0.16 (0.37) 0.058 +/− 0.16 (0.72)
Secondary progressive MS 0.63 +/− 0.21 (0.003) 0.54 +/− 0.20 (0.007)
Primary progressive MS 0.33 +/− 0.17 (0.062) 0.18 +/− 0.17 (0.30)
  Four group comparison p-value 0.020 0.062
  1. Legend: The estimated difference +/− standard error (p-value) between each group and the healthy controls are presented. MS = multiple sclerosis, A-FABP = adipocyte fatty acid binding protein, BMI = body mass index.