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Table 2 Dietary intake of food components in AS and healthy groups

From: Effect of food intake and ambient air pollution exposure on ankylosing spondylitis disease activity

  AS patients
N = 30 mean (SD)
Controls
N = 30 mean (SD)
P-value
t Test
Energy (kj/d) 2061.66 (751) 1652.18 (551) 0.02*
Carbohydrate (g/d) 71.05 (22.8) 63.35 (22.6) 0.02*
Protein (g/d) 280.09 (105) 217.75 (89) 0.21
Fat (g/d) 74.58 (29.7) 60.547 (16.1) 0.03*
Cholesterol (mg/d) 211.59 (130.7) 206.75 (90.6) 0.87
SF 21.36 (7.1) 18.96 (6.7) 0.02*
MUFA 26.04 (12.5) 19.55 (6.5) 0.018**
PUFA 18.82 (8.7) 13.83 (3.8) 0.007**
Fiber (gr/d) 29.53 (23.4) 19.56 (16.5) 0.07
  1. SF Saturated fat of food, MUFA Mono unsaturated fatty acids, PUFA Poly unsaturated fatty acid
  2. *: P-value 0.01 to 0.05, **: P-value 0.001 to 0.01