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Table 3 comparison of breast pain between two groups in different phases of the menstrual cycle

From: The comparison of the effect of flaxseed oil and vitamin E on mastalgia and nodularity of breast fibrocystic: a randomized double-blind clinical trial

Group Baseline mean breast paina 1st month later 2nd month later
1st w
Mens.
2nd w
Folic.
3rd w
luteal
4th w
Luteal
1st w
Mens.
2nd w
Folic.
3rd w
Luteal
4th w
luteal
1st w
Mens.
2nd w
Folic.
3rd w
Luteal
4th w
luteal
Vitamin E 4.48±2.80 4.45±2.77 4.91±2.70 5.84±2.14 2.18±2.6 2.2±2.3 3±2.65 2.73±2.23 1.82±2.51 1.54±2.06 1.58±2 2.02±2.43
Flaxseed oil 5.12±2.58 4.98±2.50 5.27±2.74 6.83±1.99 2.37±2.5 2.63±2.72 2.76±2.45 3.29±2.5 1.41±1.97 1.41±2.32 1.71±2.5 1.73±2.3
p value between groupba 0.273 0.366 0.546 0.031 0.740 0.438 0.661 0.276 0.412 0.934 0.803 0.572
Menstruation week: 0.76 follicular week:0.48 luteal 1st week: 0.86 luteal 2nd week: 0.3
  1. a mean (standard deviation)
  2. b independent sample t-test