Table 1

General characteristics of study subjects before and after the 8-wk intervention
Chlorella ( n = 28) Placebo ( n = 23)
0 week 8 week 0 week 8 week
Male/female (n) 10/18 10/13
Age (year) 36.3 ± 1.82 32.6 ± 1.77
Weight (kg) 62.7 ± 1.89 62.4 ± 1.86 63.6 ± 2.63 63.0 ± 2.56
BMI(kg/m2) 22.8 ± 0.53 22.7 ± 0.51 22.7 ± 0.72 22.5 ± 0.69
Systolic BP (mmHg) 114.5 ± 3.29 114.1 ± 2.44 118.12 ± 2.52 117.8 ± 2.18
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 77.2 ± 2.32 77.2 ± 1.74 82.0 ± 2.07 79.0 ± 2.15
WBC (х103/uL) 4.72 ± 0.16 4.96 ± 0.14 5.03 ± 0.17 5.21 ± 0.21
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 104.0 ± 11.79 114.6 ± 13.0 129.2 ± 24.2 120.4 ± 19.5
T-chol (mg/dL) 183.0 ± 6.42 177.5 ± 5.20 181.3 ± 6.65 178.7 ± 5.81
HDL-chol (mg/dL) 48.1 ± 2.75 48.6 ± 3.27 49.1 ± 2.64 51.3 ± 2.76
LDL-chol (mg/dL) 114.1 ± 6.76 106.0 ± 4.86 106.6 ± 5.46 101.7 ± 4.06

Mean ± SE or frequency.

Tested by paired t-test (within-group comparison), and by independent t-test (intergroup comparison for initial value).

There were no significant differences in ‘within-group comparison’ nor ‘intergroup-comparison’.

BMI: body mass index, BP: blood pressure, WBC: white blood cells.

Kwak et al.

Kwak et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:53   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-53

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