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Table 4 Effects of risk factors on the changes in Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale during the study

From: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, but not body weight, correlated with a reduction in depression scale scores in men with metabolic syndrome: a prospective weight-reduction study

  β1 B2 95% CI P
Baseline      
   Age (years) 0.154 0.102 -0.115 0.319 0.346
   HOMA-IR 0.249 0.592 -0.167 1.350 0.122
Change      
   Body weight (%) 0.209 0.286 -0.155 0.728 0.196
   BDNF (%) -0.461 -0.184 -0.315 -0.052 0.008
  1. 1β = standardized coefficient, 2B = linear regression coefficient, BDNF = brain-derived neurotrophic factor, CRP = C-reactive protein, HOMA-IR = homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance.