Table 2

Baseline demographic and clinical variables
Variable Placebo JTXZ
(n = 32) (n = 39)
Age and Sex
Male/Female - n 18/14 15/24
Age - mean (range) age (years) 59.9 (40–75) 58.3 (36–83)
Plasma glucose - mmol/L (SD)
Fasting 6.7 (1.0) 6.3 (.9)
Two hours after an oral glucose load 11.0 (2.9) 10.5 (2.3)
Glycosylated haemoglobin -% (SD) 6.4 (.7) 6.3 (.6)
Glycosylated haemoglobin - n ≥ 7% 6 5
Fasting insulin - mmol/L (SD) 15.5 (9.7) 11.8 (6.9)
Serum lipids - mmol/L (SD)
Total cholesterol 4.5 (.9) 4.9 (1.0)
Triglycerides 1.7 (.9) 1.7 (1.3)
HDL cholesterol^ 1.3 (.4) 1.5 (.4)
C-reactive protein - mg/L (SD)^ 6.7 (5.3) 6.7 (7.6)
Systolic blood pressure - mmHg (SD)^ 134.4 (14.0) 124.5 (13.3)
Diastolic blood pressure - mmHg (SD)^ 81.7 (15.9) 76.4 (11.1)
Body mass index - kg/m2(SD) 32 (8.0) 29.8 (4.9)
Weight - kg (SD) 92.0 (28.5) 80.5 (15.1)
Waist - cm (SD)a 109.9 (22.1) 97.6 (11.1)
Waist-to-hip ratio - waist/hips (SD) .97 (.19) .88 (.07)
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes - n 21 18
History of high lipids - n 18 23
Taking medication for cholesterol - n 14 15
Currently taking prescription medication - n 30 29
Currently taking vitamins, minerals or herbal supplements - n 24 24

Grant et al.

Grant et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:104   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-104

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