Table 1

Baseline characteristics of participants*
Characteristic Normal protein intake (n = 14) High protein intake (n = 14) Significance
Age – years 62.9 ± 6.9 60.6 ± 6.0 NS
Male (M) : n (%) 10 (71) 9 (64) NS
Female (F) : n (%) 4 (29) 5 (36) NS
Weight (kg) – M 90.4 ± 8.7 96.3 ± 4.1 NS
Weight (kg) - F 90.0 ± 18.7 88.7 ± 14.5 NS
BMI (kg/m2) 32.1 ± 4.2 35.2 ± 4.2 NS
MS parameters
 BMI (kg/m2) 32.1 ± 4.2 35.2 ± 4.2 NS
 Waist circumference (cm) – M 106.5 ± 7.7 104.3 ± 18.5 NS
 Waist circumference (cm) – F 101.5 ± 5.8 100.6 ± 9.2 NS
 Blood Pressure (mmHg) 137/83 ± 11/5 135/86 ± 18/13 NS
 Triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.68 ± 1.15 1.88 ± 0.55 NS
 HDL (mmol/l) 1.44 ± 0.42 1.06 ± 0.33 NS
 Glycemia (mmol/l) 6.15 ± 1.86 5.13 ± 0.68 NS
Use of medication: n (%)
 Antihypertensive agents 5 (36) 6 (29) NS
 Lipid lowering drugs 3 (21) 4 (29) NS
 Hypoglycemiant drugs 3 (21) 5(36) NS
Basal Metabolic Rate 1626 ± 178 1587 ± 254 NS
Daily Energy Expenditure (kcal/d) 1983 ± 229 1920 ± 307 NS
Physical Activity Index 1.22 ± 0.09 1.19 ± 0.12 NS
Daily Energy Intake (kcal/d) 2073 ± 556 1921 ± 348 NS
Daily Energy Intake (kcal/kg/d) 23.8 ± 6.5 21.2 ± 4.9 NS
Percentage of each macronutrient in the food
 % Carbohydrates 39.2 ± 5.5 40.5 ± 6.0 NS
 of high glycemic index carbohydrates 13.9 ± 5.3 13.0 ± 1.2 NS
 % Lipids 44.5 ± 4.7 41.9 ± 4.4 NS
 % Proteins 16.3 ± 1.5 17.6 ± 2.7 NS
 Protein intake (g/kg/d) 0.91 ± 0.26 0.90 ± 0.22 NS

*: Plus–minus values are means ± SD.

Dutheil et al.

Dutheil et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:72   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-72

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