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Table 2 Relationships of continuous lipid peroxidation values (in FORT units) with other parameters by two-tailed Spearman correlation coefficient (r s ) in the 42 OC users and 102 non-OC users

From: Oxidative Stress in Female Athletes Using Combined Oral Contraceptives

Characteristic OC users
(n = 42)
Non-OC users
(n = 102)
Sport activity, hours week−1 −0.18 0.11
Age, years −0.10 0.06
Weight, kg −0.19 0.26**
Height, cm −0.26 0.02
BMI, kg m−2 0.01 0.30**
Time of OC use, months 0.03
Cigarettes, day−1 −0.19 −0.09
Coffee, cupsa day−1 −0.25 −0.10
Tea, cups day−1 0.16 0.16
Milk, cups week−1 0.07 0.10
Chocolate, 50 g servings week−1 −0.11 −0.29**
Bread, 50 g servings week−1 −0.19 −0.16
Rice, 80 g servings week−1 0.06 −0.14
Pasta, 100 g servings week−1 0.02 0.03
Fruits, 200 g servings week−1 −0.19 −0.10
Tomato/eggplant/pepper, plates week−1 −0.04 0.01
Fresh vegetables, plates week−1 −0.28^ 0.02
Legumes, plates week−1 −0.04 0.07
Cheese, 50 g servings week−1 −0.11 −0.10
Eggs, servings week−1 −0.12 0.13
Red meat, 150 g servings week−1 −0.01 −0.17
Total meat (any type), 150 g servings week−1 0.15 −0.13
Sausages, 50 g servings week−1 −0.08 0.01
Fish, 200 g servings week−1 −0.18 −0.22*
Yogurt, 125 g servings week−1 −0.02 −0.12
Sweet cakes, 50 g servings week−1 −0.14 0.07
Wine, 125 mL glasses week−1 0.09 0.01
Beer, 200 mL glasses week−1 0.17 0.08
Spirits, 40 mL glasses week−1 −0.05 0.11
Total alcohol, grams week−1 0.09 0.13
  1. Significant findings are indicated in italics. Superscript “^” indicated a tendency
  2. BMI body mass index
  3. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01
  4. aItalian espresso coffee cups