Table 3

Most important associations between biochemical parameters, gut microbiota and BMI SDS represented by regression coefficient β (p value)
Biochemical markers
Leukocytes Glucose Insulin HDL-C TG TC ALT AST hs-CRP
(%) (mg/dl) (μU/ml) (mg/dl) (mg/dl) (mg/dl) (U/l) (U/l) (mg/l)
Quantitative plating
Bacteroides fragilis group −1.469 −1.677 −6.926
(0.237) (0.099) (0.497)
Bifidobacterium spp. 0.830 5.673 −1.619 −0.124
(0.631) (0.719) (0.753) (0.969)
Clostridium spp. −0.276 0.071 −3.725 2.322 22.353 −3.598
(0.562) (0.967) (0.343) (0.932) (0.181) (0.245)
Staphylococcus spp. 1.718 −30.933 −32.137
(0.414) (0.381) (0.122)
Lactobacillus spp. 2.040 0.171
(0.497) (0.007)*
qPCR
Bacteroides-Prevotella-Porphyromonas spp. −0.668
(0.771)
Bifidobacterium spp.
Clostridium coccoides-Eubacterium rectale group 0.860 0.825 1.259 33.654 −3.686 −6.465 0.285
(0.107) (0.810) (0.688) (0.234) (0.518) (0.189) (0.292)
Clostridium leptum group
Staphylococcus spp. 11.856
(0.481)
Lactobacillus spp. −1.307 1.342 17.604 −5.764 6.274 −0.004
(0.518) (0.703) (0.468) (0.717) (0.139) (0.979)
BMI SDS 0.726 2.449 1.008 2.588 75.925 29.824 19.310 10.655 0.181
(0.469) (0.392) (0.900) (0.406) (0.086) (0.207) (0.072) (0.117) (0.390)

Regression coefficient with 95% CI. *Significant association with p value < 0.05.

Bervoets et al.

Bervoets et al. Gut Pathogens 2013 5:10   doi:10.1186/1757-4749-5-10

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