Table 3

Inflammation and Coagulation Markers by Tertile of the Mediterranean Diet Score

Tertile of Diet Scorep Value*
1st (0–20)2nd (21–35)3rd (36–55)
White blood cell (×1,000 counts)7.4 ± 1.36.9 ± 2.76.2 ± 1.40.001
C-reactive protein (mg/l)2.0 ± 1.81.8 ± 2.11.6 ± 1.50.01
Fibrinogen (mg/dl)319 ± 79309 ± 76302 ± 740.02
Interleukin-6 (pg/ml)2.1 ± 0.91.84 ± 1.11.45 ± 0.990.02
Homocysteine (μmol/l)12.4 ± 5.811.7 ± 6.410.5 ± 6.00.03
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (pg/ml)5.8 ± 1.35.5 ± 1.45.1 ± 2.10.07
Amyloid A (mg/l)5.2 ± 6.24.4 ± 4.63.6 ± 5.40.19
  • * Unadjusted p values by analysis of variance. Data are presented as the mean value ± SD.