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Table 4 Change in pulmonary function with sulforaphane (SF) treatment (mean ± SD)

From: Sulforaphane improves the bronchoprotective response in asthmatics through Nrf2-mediated gene pathways

  Before SF After SF p for SF effect
FEV1 % predicted (forced expiratory volume in 1-second) 88 ± 11 % 88 ± 11 % 0.79
FVC % predicted (forced vital capacity) 92 ± 13 % 92 ± 11 % 0.95
FEV1/FVC 0.79 ± 0.08 0.77 ± 0.01 0.56
TLC (total lung capacity, in L) 5.0 ± 1.4 4.9 ± 13 0.10
SVC (slow vital capacity, in L) 3.4 ± 1.0 3.3 ± 0.9 0.38
FRC (functional residual capacity, in L) 3.1 ± 1.1 3.1 ± 1.0 0.56
RV (residual volume, in L) 1.7 ± 0.7 1.6 ± 0.7 0.56
RV/TLC 0.34 ± 0.09 0.34 ± 0.1 0.97
Diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide, (mL/min/mm Hg) 22.7 ± 5.6 22.4 ± 5.7 0.46
Specific airway resistance (kiloPascals · s) 6.04 ± 3.3 4.8 ± 2.5 0.008
Exhaled nitric oxide (ppb) 8.8 ± 10 9.3 ± 10.9 0.80