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Table 7 Pre- and post-study white blood cell counts (WBC) and subsets the ET group and the ET + S group

From: No effects of a 4-week post-exercise sauna bathing on targeted gut microbiota and intestinal barrier function, and hsCRP in healthy men: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Blood cell count
[109/L]
Pre-study Post-study 2-way ANOVA
(p-value; η2)
ET
Mean ± SD
ET + S
Mean ± SD
ET
Mean ± SD
ET + S
Mean ± SD
Group Time Group
x
Time
White blood cells 6.6 ± 1 7.9 ± 3.6 5.8 ± 1.2 6.5 ± 1.5 0.322 0.054 0.606
Neutrophils 3.3 ± 0.5 4.7 ± 3.5 2.6 ± 0.9 3.2 ± 1 0.405 0.009 (0.46) 0.923
Lymphocytes 2.4 ± 0.8 2.1 ± 0.3 2.3 ± 0.7 2.3 ± 0.4 0.140 0.033 (0.3) 0.848
Monocytes 0.5 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.2 0.5 ± 0.2 0.7 ± 23.4 0.044 (0.6) 0.591 0.145
Eosinophils 0.2 ± 0.1 0.2 ± 0.2 0.2 ± 0.2 0.3 ± 0.4 0.887 0.070 0.604
Basophils 0.04 ± 0.1 0.03 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.0 0.064 0.001 0.178
  1. p < 0.05 were in bold
  2. η2 Effect size, WBC Total white blood cells