Table 2

Demographic characteristics and biological measurements of the participants included in the validation study, mean ± SD.

Variables

All (n = 53)

Females (n = 20)

Males (n = 33)


Age, years

46 ± 8

44 ± 7

48 ± 9

Body mass index (BMI), kg/m2

25 ± 3

23 ± 3

26 ± 3

Total cholesterol, mmol/L

5.7 ± 1.0

5.3 ± 1.0

5.9 ± 1.0

LDL, mmol/L

3.9 ± 1.0

3.5 ± 1.0

4.2 ± 0.9

HDL, mmol/L

1.6 ± 0.4

1.7 ± 0.3

1.5 ± 0.4

Triglycerides, mmol/L

1.2 ± 0.6

1.1 ± 0.5

1.3 ± 0.7

TSH, mIE/L

1.97 ± 0.8

1.72 ± 0.4

2.14 ± 0.9

Free T4, pmol/L

18.5 ± 2.3

18.3 ± 2.4

18.7 ± 2.3

Free T3, pmol/L

4.6 ± 0.8

4.4 ± 0.8

4.7 ± 0.8


Dahl et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:127   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-127

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