Table 1

Effects of drinking carrot juice on anthropometrics, blood Pressure, blood chemistry, lipid panel, hormones, inflammatory markers, and antioxidant status

Variables

Pre-Test

Post-Test


Anthropometric

Body weight (Kg)

83 ± 16

83 ± 16

Height (cm)

165 ± 2

165 ± 2

BMI

30 ± 2

30 ± 2

Fat %

28 ± 2

33 ± 2

Blood Pressure

Systolic (mm Hg)

126.5 ± 2

120.5 ± 2

Diastolic (mm Hg)

77 ± 2

75 ± 2

Blood Chemistry

Na (mmol/L)

140 ± 0.4

139 ± 0.4

K (mmol/L)

4.16 ± 0.07

4.32 ± 0.07

Ca (mg/dl)

9.4 ± 0.07

9.5 ± 0.07

Albumin (g/dL)

4.26 ± 0.06

4.30 ± 0.06

Glucose (mg/dL)

94 ± 1.9

93 ± 1.9

Lipid panel

TAG (mg/dL)

115 ± 14

123 ± 14

Cholesterol (mg/dL)

212 ± 8

218 ± 8

HDL (mg/dL)

55 ± 5

54 ± 5

VLDL

30 ± 4

32 ± 4

LDL (mg/dL)

128 ± 7

133 ± 7

Apo A (mg/dL)

162 ± 9

153 ± 9

Apo B (mg/dL)

102 ± 5

103 ± 5

Hormones

Insulin (μU/mL)

10 ± 1.1

9 ± 1.1

Leptin (ng/mL)

22 ± 2.8

21 ± 2.8

Inflammatory markers

Interleukin-1α (pg/mL)

1.48 ± 0.13

1.82 ± 0.15

C-reactive protein (mg/L)

3.74 ± 0.43

2.75 ± 0.45

Antioxidant status

Total antioxidant capacity (mM)

0.81 ± 0.04b

1.03 ± 0.04a

Malondialdehyde (μM)

42 ± 6a

18 ± 6b


a,bMeans with unlike superscript are significantly (P ≤ 0.05) different from each other.

Potter et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:96   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-96

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