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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants1

From: Enhancement of a modified Mediterranean-style, low glycemic load diet with specific phytochemicals improves cardiometabolic risk factors in subjects with metabolic syndrome and hypercholesterolemia in a randomized trial

  PED arm MED arm P value
n 2 25 19  
Sex    
   Men 9 6  
   Women 16 13  
Age, year 53.3 ± 2.4 51.7 ± 2.1 0.65
Wt, kg 95.3 ± 3.8 99.6 ± 3.6 0.42
Waist, cm 106.9 ± 2.0 111.6 ± 3.0 0.18
BMI, kg/m2 33.2 ± 0.8 35.2 ± 0.9 0.09
BP, mmHg    
   Systolic 129.7 ± 3.5 132.8 ± 3.6 0.54
   Diastolic 87.0 ± 2.3 85.2 ± 2.0 0.57
Fasting glucose, mmol/L 5.49 ± 0.10 5.63 ± 0.11 0.40
Fasting insulin, pmol/L 82.65 ± 8.33 110.43 ± 13.13 0.07
HbA1c,% 5.7 ± 0.1 6.0 ± 0.1 0.02
Cholesterol, mmol/L 6.57 ± 0.15 6.67 ± 0.20 0.71
LDL, mmol/L 4.39 ± 0.173 4.64 ± 0.204 0.34
TG, mmol/L 2.78 ± 0.22 2.37 ± 0.23 0.21
HDL, mmol/L 0.98 ± 0.05 1.02 ± 0.05 0.65
TG/HDL 3.07 ± 1.7 2.50 ± 1.4 0.23
  1. 1Values for continuous variables are means ± SE
  2. 2Subjects completing at least 8 weeks of study
  3. 3Data from 23 subjects
  4. 4Data from 17 subjects