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Table 1 Subject characteristics for each arm of the study

From: A randomized controlled trial: the effect of inulin on weight management and ectopic fat in subjects with prediabetes

  Inulin (n = 20) Cellulose (n = 19) p value
Gender (M:F) 13:8 11:9 0.66
Age (years) 58.2 ± 12.0 59.7 ± 8.9 0.53
Weight (kg)b 88.2 ± 14.0 83.4 ± 19.7 0.28
BMI (kg/m2) 30.8 ± 4.1 30.0 ± 2.3 0.41
FPG (mmol/L) 5.7 ± 0.5 5.9 ± 0.6 0.20
2hPG (mmol/L) 7.3 ± 2.3 7.3 ± 2.0 0.99
HbA1c (%) and (mmol/mola) 5.9 ± 0.1 (41.3 ± 1.4) 5.7 ± 0.1 (38.8 ± 0.9) 0.78
Fasting insulin (pmol/L) 95.4 (116.8)b 114.1 (132.9)b 0.17
  1. Values are means and SD. Gender is expressed as a ratio of males to females. There were no significant differences between the groups for any of the baseline variables. FPG fasting plasma glucose; 2hPG 2-hour plasma glucose
  2. aSI units for HbA1c shown in brackets
  3. bFasting insulin was not normally distributed so values given are for median (interquartile range)