Table 1

Clinical baseline characteristics of the study population

Treatment group (n = 33)

Control group (n = 31)

P value


Age, years

60 ± 6

57 ± 11

0.52

Gender, F/M

13/20

14/17

0.88

Weight, kg

95.0 ± 18.9

92.6 ± 16.1

0.60

Body mass index, kg/m2

32.8 ± 5.5

32.5 ± 5.6

0.88

Waist circumference, cm

109.0 ± 11.3

108.9 ± 13.5

0.98

Type 2 diabetes, n (%)

10 (30)

14(45)

0.22

Drug intake, n (%)

31 (94)

24 (77)

0.06

History of hypertension, n (%)

32 (97)

31 (100)

0.33

History of smoking, n (%)

2 (6)

7 (23)

0.06


Data a mean ± SD unless indicated otherwise.

Houschyar et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:54   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-54

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