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Table 2 Baseline characteristics by group (month 0)

From: Effects of dairy intake on weight maintenance

  LD RD
Age (years) 40.7 ± 6.8 39.9 ± 7.2
Weight (kg) 99.5 ± 12.9 101.1 ± 12.8
BMI (kg/m2) 34.6 ± 3.1 34.4 ± 3.2
Body Fat (%) 45.9 ± 7.4 45.4 ± 7.2
Waist Circumference (cm) 101.6 ± 9.2 102.7 ± 9.6
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 125.2 ± 13.0 125.4 ± 12.8
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) 82.1 ± 8.5 83.2 ± 9.1
Total Cholesterol (mg/dl) 201.3 ± 37.1 202.7 ± 35.1
HDL-Cholesterol (mg/dl) 52.7 ± 14.3 50.2 ± 12.3
LDL-Cholesterol (mg/dl) 118.5 ± 30.6 121.4 ± 31.4
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 150.5 ± 88.6 154.1 ± 88.3
Glucose (mg/dl) 94.0 ± 20.1 92.1 ± 8.8
Insulin (mcgIU/ml) 10.6 ± 7.2 10.3 ± 5.0
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation. LD = low dairy; RD = recommended dairy. There were no significant differences between groups for any variable.