Table 4

ANCOVA analysis. Effect of fasting on end-fasting mean ratios with covariates the respective pre-fasting mean ratios between fasters and control subjects.

End-fasting variables

FASTERS (n = 40)

CONTROLS (n = 31)


Mean

SEMa

Mean

SEMa

p


Glucose (mmol/L)

4.95

0.07

4.86

0.08

NS

Total cholesterol (mmol/L)

4.9

0.05

5.6

0.06

<0.001

HDL cholesterol (mmol/L)

1.1

0.03

1.2

0.03

NS

LDL cholesterol (mmol/L)

3.3

0.04

3.8

0.05

<0.001

Triglycerides (mmol/L)

1.27

0.05

1.25

0.06

NS

TC/HDL-Cb

4.7

0.08

5.0

0.1

NS

LDL-C/HDL-Cc

3.1

0.06

3.3

0.07

0.041

BMI (kg/m2)

27.0

0.06

27.4

0.07

<0.001


a. Standard Error of the Mean b. The ratio of total cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein c. The ratio of low-density lipoprotein: high-density lipoprotein The results are adjusted for age, BMI, sex, smoking

Sarri et al. BMC Public Health 2003 3:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-3-16

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