Table 1

The Characteristics of subjects according to gender and constitution
Variables Constitution type P value
TE SE SY
Male
  Number (%) 407 (44.8) 191 (21) 311 (34.2)
  Age (years) 52.5 ± 12.1b 48.5 ± 12.2a,b 52.8 ± 12.4a <0.001
  BMI (kg/m2) 25.8 ± 2.8b,c 21.9 ± 2.5a,b 23.7 ± 2.6a,c <0.001
  Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 127.2 ± 14.5b,c 120.4 ± 14.6b 122.8 ± 14.5c <0.001
  Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 81.7 ± 10.5b 77.4 ± 11.3a,b 79.7 ± 10.1c <0.001
  Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 105.6 ± 31.2 100.8 ± 33.7 105.8 ± 33.6 0.17
  TG (mg/dl) 170.0 ± 106.4b 126.0 ± 67.1a,b 158.3 ± 106.0c <0.001
  HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 39.1 ± 9.6b,c 43.2 ± 9.9b 41.8 ± 11.1c <0.001
  WC (cm) 92.4 ± 7.4 82.2 ± 7.1 86.5 ± 7.9 <0.001
Female
  Number (%) 625 (38.6) 441 (27.2) 553 (34.2)
  Age (years) 53.6 ± 12.7b,c 49.3 ± 12.9b 50.19 ± 12.1c <0.001
  BMI (kg/m2) 25.5 ± 3.0b,c 21.5 ± 2.5a,b 22.8 ± 2.6a,c <0.001
  Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 122.6 ± 17.2b,c 116.2 ± 16.0b 117.3 ± 14.6c <0.001
  Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 78.3 ± 11.7b,c 74.2 ± 11.3b 75.2 ± 10.5c <0.001
  Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 101.7 ± 315b 92.9 ± 15.6a,b 98.0 ± 32.1c <0.001
  TG (mg/dl) 137.2 ± 89.4b,c 100.8 ± 57.7a,b 115.9 ± 68.2a,c <0.001
  HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 45.5 ± 12.3b,c 51.0 ± 12.6a,b 48.5 ± 12.4a,c <0.001
  WC (cm) 88.9 ± 8.8 78.6 ± 8.1 81.2 ± 8.2 <0.001

Data shown are the mean ± SD, unless otherwise indicated. aSoeumin and Soyangin differ significantly, bSoeumin and Tae-eumin differ significantly, cSoyangin and Tae-eumin differ significantly. TE, Tae-eumin; SE, Soeumin; SY, Soyangin; BMI, Body mass index; TG, Triglycerides; WC, Waist circumference.

Jang et al.

Jang et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:72   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-72

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