Table 5

Pared samples T-test. Mean pre-fasting values compared to mean end-fasting values in the group of fasters (n = 43).

Variables

Pre-Fasting

End-Fasting


Mean

SEMa

Mean

SEMa

p


Glucose (mmol/L)

4.93

0.16

4.95

0.19

NS

Total cholesterol (mmol/L)

5.6

0.15

5.1

0.14

<0.001

HDL cholesterol (mmol/L)

1.2

0.04

1.1

0.04

<0.001

LDL cholesterol (mmol/L)

3.8

1.14

3.3

0.13

<0.001

Triglycerides (mmol/L)

1.41

0.13

1.36

0.09

NS

TC/HDL-Cb

5.0

0.2

4.9

0.2

NS

LDL-C/HDL-Cc

3.3

0.1

3.2

0.1

NS

BMI (kg/m2)

28

0.7

27.6

0.7

<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

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

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