Table 1

Outcome variables and analysis method
Outcome Variables Baseline Mid 6 wks End (3mths) Method
CTx bone resorption marker I & C I I & C Roche Elecsys 2010.Roche Diagnostics, Canterbury Health Endocrine laboratory (CHL). Accredited with IANZ to the ISO 15189
P1NP bone formation marker I & C I I & C Roche Elecsys 2010.Roche Diagnostics, Canterbury Health Endocrine laboratory.
Cholesterol I & C I & C CHL Enzymatic Cholesterol Oxidase Abbott c8000 analyser. Abbott reagents
Triglycerides I & C I & C CHL Enzymatic hydrolysis of Triglycerides. Abbott c8000/c16000 analyser, Abbott reagents.
LDL I & C I & C CHL calculated as follows: LDL Chol = Total Chol - HDL Chol -(Trigs/2.22) mmol/L.
HDL I & C I & C CHL Enzymatic assay.Abbott c8000 analyser.Abbott reagents
Fibrinogen I & C I & C Fibrinolysis reference plasma (Cat. No. T6010) (Kordia, Leiden, The Netherlands).
PA1 I & C I & C Plasma PAI-1act bio-immunoassay, TriniLIZE PAI-1 activity assay kit (Cat. No. T6004)
CRP I & C I & C Plant and Food Research Auckland FlowCytomix kits (Bender Medsystems, Austria) FC500 MPL flow cytometer (Beckman Coulter, Miami, FL
IL6 I & C I & C As above
IL10 I & C I & C ‘’
TNF alpha I & C I & C ‘’
OPG I & C I & C ‘’
Adiponectin I & C I & C ‘’
24hr Calcium I & C I & C E.I.T Research Laboratory - Shimadzu AA-6200 Atomic Absorption Flame Emission Spectrophotometer with air/acetylene flame.(Method adapted from Gimblet El)
24hr Magnesium I & C I & C AAS as above (Method adapted from Gimblet El)
24hr Sodium I & C I & C AAS as above (Method adapted from Castenmillar JM)
24hr Potassium I & C I & C AAS as above (Method adapted from Castenmillar JM)
24hr Creatinine I & C I & C Massey University Nutrition laboratory. Jaffe Method Flexor E, Vital Scientific NV, 6956 AV Spankeren/Dieren, The Netherlands
Iodine I & C I & C Hills Laboratory - inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry.
Selenium I & C I & C Hills Laboratory - inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Dietary assessment
3DDD macro and micronutrient intake I & C I & C 3 day food intake (2 week days and 1 weekend) Recipes/packaging.
Foodworks NZ,2009 (Xyris software)
24 hour dietary recall I Previous day 24 hour recall second clinic visit nutritionist (NZ reg.)
Estimated NEAP and PRAL I & C I & C Derived from algorithms ([44]) and using Food works (Xyris, NZ) data from 3DDDs
No. serves each food groups I & C I & C Derived from 3DDD nutritionist (NZ reg. ) converted quantities in grams/mls/cups etc. to servings ([35]
F/V/Herb Diary Intervention group only. Twice weekly- self reported intake
Urine ph (2/wk) Intervention group Twice weekly self reported urine pH (second void /fasting) Phion Diagnostic Test Strips (0.25 graduations), Apex Wellness Group, UC, Scottsdale, AZ85260, USA
Weight/height BMI I & C I & C Digital scales UWE Gilbarco, NZ / Stadiometer/ BMI =weight/height2
Blood pressure I & C I & C Omron Digital HEM-907 automatic blood pressure monitor (duplicates) high values repeated manually
Waist/hip measurements I & C I & C Anthropometry methods performed by trained nutrition staff using standardised procedures and equipment. Tape measure, Douglas Pharmaceuticals Limited, Auckland.
Body composition and BMD I & C DEXA Hologic Discovery QDR 4500A densitometer, Hologic Inc. Bedford, Massachusetts

Intervention (I) and control group (C).

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