Table 1

Equol producers and non-producers: subject characteristics and daily intake of isoflavones and nutrients1
Equol producer Equol non-producer P-value2
n = 21 n = 13
Age (year) 53.1 ± 4.3 54.4 ± 3.8 0.168
Height (cm) 155.6 ± 4.7 155.2 ± 4.6 0.776
Weight (kg) 52.5 ± 7.4 51.5 ± 4.6 0.504
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.6 ± 1.7 21.1 ± 2.3 0.328
Daily intake
  Isoflavones (mg) 41.6 ± 22.0 54.8 ± 48.7 0.195
  Energy (kcal) 1820 ± 284 1796 ± 352 0.765
  Protein (g) 72.0 ± 14.7 71.9 ± 14.5 0.986
  Fat (g) 56.3 ± 13.7 49.1 ± 13.6 0.038
  Carbohydrate (g) 246 ± 51 261 ± 54 0.264
  Calcium (mg) 630 ± 167 639 ± 232 0.855
  Dietary fibre (g) 17.3 ± 4.4 19.6 ± 8.4 0.212

1All values are mean ± SD.

2Differences in age, height, weight, body mass index, and daily isoflavone and nutrient intake between equol producers and non-producers were examined by using unpaired t-tests.

Tousen et al.

Tousen et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:127   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-127

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