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Table 3 Changes in anthropometric characteristics and blood biochemistries after the consumption of either control (CON) or almond (ALM) diet for 12 weeksa

From: Almonds ameliorate glycemic control in Chinese patients with better controlled type 2 diabetes: a randomized, crossover, controlled feeding trial

  CON ALM  
Pre Post Pre Post P-value b
Body weight (kg) 64.7 ± 10.8 64.8 ± 11.0 65.3 ± 11.0 64.7 ± 10.7 0.241
BMI (kg/m2) 25.3 ± 4.1 25.4 ± 4.3 25.6 ± 4.3 25.3 ± 4.2 0.148
Waist (cm) 88.1 ± 11.7 88.1 ± 12.0 89.0 ± 11.7 88.4 ± 10.7 0.477
Hip (cm) 97.5 ± 6.8 97.3 ± 7.8 97.4 ± 7.0 97.1 ± 7.4 0.467
Waist-Hip ratio 0.91 ± 0.11 0.91 ± 0.11 0.92 ± 0.11 0.91 ± 0.09 0.769
Body fat (%) 31.6 ± 8.7 31.4 ± 9.4 31.0 ± 9.0 31.7 ± 8.6 0.384
SBP (mmHg) 124.2 ± 15.2 123.6 ± 18.2 124.5 ± 14.0 122.1 ± 13.4 0.978
DBP (mmHg) 74.9 ± 10.3 77.3 ± 9.8 74.9 ± 10.6 76.5 ± 10.2 0.889
AST (U/l) 22.7 ± 11.8 22.2 ± 7.6 23.5 ± 10.1 22.4 ± 8.0 0.542
ALT (U/l) 26.1 ± 16.7 24.0 ± 11.6 26.6 ± 15.2 23.4 ± 12.7 0.822
Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.70 ± 0.14 0.71 ± 0.13 0.69 ± 0.14 0.72 ± 0.14 0.430
Mg (meq/l) 2.01 ± 0.27 2.02 ± 0.27 2.00 ± 0.27 2.03 ± 0.26 0.573
  1. aData are presented as mean ± SD
  2. bP-values illustrate significant difference between post ALM and post CON values, tested using a repeated-measures ANOVA analysis, followed by LSMEANS test