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Table 3 Microcirculatory parameters on obese female adolescents at baseline and after 16 weeks of Brazil nuts (BNG) or placebo (PG) intake

From: Brazil nuts intake improves lipid profile, oxidative stress and microvascular function in obese adolescents: a randomized controlled trial

  BNG PG
  T0 T1 T0 T1
Functional capillary density (n/mm 2 ) 10.2[7.8-11.2] 8.8[8.2-11.8] 9.9[8.0-17.4] 10.2[8.4-13.4]
Afferent diameter (μm) 15.7[13.9-18.6] 15.2[11.8-19.5] 15.1[12.9-18.6] 14.0[11.6-16.1]
Apical diameter (μm) 19.7[18.1-22.3] 22.1[18.2-24.1] 21.9[18.5-27.5] 20.0[18.4-25.6]
Efferent diameter (μm) 20.4[17.5-22.9] 21.6[19.2-25.3] 18.4[15.9-21.5] 21.5[17.8-21.8]
RBCV (mm/s) 1.43[1.38-1.48] 1.63[1.6-1.7] *† 1.47[1.41-1.52] 1.54[1.40-1.56]
RBCV max (mm/s) 1.68[1.64-1.73] 1.84[1.81-1.94] * 1.71[1.56-1.79] 1.79[1.76-1.84]
TRBCV max (s) 7.5[6.0-8.0] 4.0[4.0-7.0] 7.5[5.5-8.5] 5.5[5.0-7.0]
  1. * Significant results intra-group (p < 0.05)
  2. † Significant results inter-group (P < 0.05)