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Table 4 Multiple regression analysis of serum myostatin, IGF-1 levels

From: Serum myokine (myostatin and IGF-1) measurement as predictors in hemodialysis patients

Independent variable β p
Myostatin, pg/mL
 Age, years − 0.116 0.205
 Sex, male − 0.255 0.058
 BCM, kg 0.568 < 0.0001
 Body fat, % − 0.232 0.022
 Albumin, g/dL 0.167 0.056
 CRP, mg/dL − 0.061 0.500
IGF-1, ng/mL
 Age, years − 0.154 0.111
 Sex, male − 0.278 0.042
 BCM, kg 0.381 0.022
 BMI, kg/m2 0.062 0.586
 Protein catabolism rate, g/kg/day 0.211 0.014
 Total cholesterol, mg/dL 0.198 0.037
 Triglyceride, mg/dL 0.184 0.069
  1. BCM body cell mass, BMI body mass index, CRP C-reactive protein