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Table 3 Association between biomarker levels and BMI

From: Expression of epidermal growth factor, transforming growth factor-β1 and adiponectin in nipple aspirate fluid and plasma of pre and post-menopausal women

EGF Spearman correlation P-value
NAF   
    Premenopausal (n = 9) −0.20 0.61
    Postmenopausal (n = 25) 0.06 0.79
Plasma   
    Premenopausal (n = 16) 0.25 0.35
    Postmenopausal (n = 27) −0.55 0.003
TGF- β 1   
NAF   
    Premenopausal (n = 11) −0.23 0.50
    Postmenopausal (n = 26) −0.09 0.68
Plasma   
    Premenopausal (n = 16) 0.41 0.11
    Postmenopausal (n = 27) −0.60 <0.001
Adiponectin   
NAF   
    Premenopausal (n = 6) −0.31 0.54
    Postmenopausal (n = 23) 0.15 0.50
Plasma   
    Premenopausal (n = 16) −0.59 0.02
    Postmenopausal (n = 27) −0.39 0.05