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Table 2 Effects of Qigong Bigu practice on physiological parameters

From: Blood pressure, body mass index lowering and ketogenesis in Qigong Bigu

Parameter Day 1 Day 5 Difference P value
  Mean ± SD 95%CI Mean ± SD 95%CI Mean ± SD 95%CI  
Level of blood BHB, mmol/L 0.13 ± 0.14 0.08–0.18 1.15 ± 1.12 0.76–1.62 1.02 ± 1.22 0.6–1.45  < 0.001
Weight, kg (n = 34) 65.44 ± 11.26 61.51–69.36 63.05 ± 10.92 59.24–66.86 2.39 ± 1.34 1.92–2.85  < 0.001
BMI (n = 30) 23.42 ± 3.44 22.14–24.71 22.49 ± 3.36 21.23–23.74 0.94 ± 0.57 0.73–1.15  < 0.001
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg (n = 28) 124.07 ± 20.66 116.06–132.08 106.21 ± 15.93 100.04–112.39 17.86 ± 14.17 12.36–23.35  < 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg (n = 28) 81 ± 8.82 77.58–84.42 71.25 ± 6.88 68.58–73.92 9.75 ± 7.45 6.86–12.64  < 0.001
Blood glucose, mmol/L (n = 29) 5.80.81 5.49–6.11 5.830.83 5.52–6.15 -0.03 ± 0.96 -0.39–0.34 0.8676