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Table 1 The general characteristics women included in the study: Group I—healthy women; Group II—postmenopausal women with asymptomatic Helicobacter pylori infection; Group III—postmenopausal patients with symptomatic H. pylori infection

From: The value of melatonin supplementation in postmenopausal women with Helicobacter pylori-associated dyspepsia

Feature Group I
(n = 30)
Group II
(n = 40)
Group III
(n = 64)
Age (years) 54.6 ± 7.2 57.4 ± 8.2 56.8 ± 7.9
BMI (kg/m2) 23.8 ± 1.6 24.1 ± 2.3 25.6 ± 6.1
UBT—13 C (ppm) 18.4 ± 4.6 21.0 ± 6.1
ALT (IU/L) 21.6 ± 6.2 26.3 ± 4.4 24.2 ± 6.1
AST (IU/L) 20.6 ± 4.0 25.1 ± 3.8 22.8 ± 6.9
GFR (ml/min) 98.5 ± 11.8 97.6 ± 12.1 102.4 ± 11.3
  1. BMI body mass index, UBT-13C urease breath test, ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, GFR glomerular filtration rate; differences between groups no statistically significant, p > 0.05