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Table 4 Altered calcium content in cancerous tissues (DMBA+) vs calcium content in normal tissues (DMBA-) (μg/g wet weight)

From: The effect of dietary zinc - and polyphenols intake on DMBA-induced mammary tumorigenesis in rats

Diet DMBA(-)
Mean
(confidence interval)
(n)
DMBA(+)
Mean
(confidence interval)
(n)
p
Standard 234.8
(73.0 - 754.8)
(5)
404.4
(178.0 - 916.7)
(7)
< 0.343
Zn 216.4
(54.8 - 854.2)
(6)
97.8
(82.4 - 115.9)
(8)
< 0.949
Zn + resveratrol 83.6
(58.5 - 119.5)
(6)
510.1*
(195.4 - 1334.7)
(8)
< 0.001
Zn + genistein 64.7**
(60.9 - 68.8)
(5)
219.7*
(97.9 - 493.6)
(10)
< 0.001
  1. *differences between concentrations of calcium in DMBA (+) and DMBA (-) groups of each type of diet
  2. **differences between concentrations of calcium in each type of diet (DMBA-) relative to standard diet (DMBA-)