Table 4

Preintervention and postintervention plasma levels of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3

Lycopene group (n = 13) (Mean ± SE)Control group (n = 10) (Mean ± SE)Pa
Plasma IGF-1 level
 Preintervention232.7 ± 20.6199.4 ± 19.80.27
 Postintervention169.2 ± 23.3139.9 ± 16.00.34
 Percentage of change28.8 ± 5.529.9 ± 5.30.88
Pb0.00020.0003
Plasma IGFBP-3 level
 Preintervention5230 ± 2445200 ± 4030.94
 Postintervention3924 ± 2984070 ± 2630.73
 Percentage of change24.9 ± 4.720.6 ± 3.10.49
Pb0.00020.0001
  • a P is for comparison between intervention and control groups.

  • b P is for comparison between pre- and posttreatment values.