Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the twenty subjects who completed the study
n 20
Age (years) 38.7 ± 14.4
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.1 ± 2.3
Waist circumference (cm) 85.7 ± 7.0
Brachial systolic BP (mm Hg) 112.0 ± 12.7
Brachial diastolic BP (mm Hg) 69.0 ± 9.2
Heart rate (bpm) 56.2 ± 10.2
Aortic systolic BP (mm Hg) 99.4 ± 14.5
Aortic diastolic BP (mm Hg) 67.8 ± 9.3
Augmentation index (%) 8.4 ± 24.2
Augmentation index at HR of 75 bpm (%) 0.1 ± 7.9
Reflection time (m/s) 157.2 ± 24.8
Pulse wave velocity (m/s) 6.7 ± 1.4
Plasma glucose (mmol/L) 4.85 ± 0.37
Insulin (mU/L) 4.26 ± 2.27
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.5 ± 0.8
High density lipoprotein cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.4 ± 0.3
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 1.0 ± 0.7

Abbreviations: BP blood pressure, bpm beats per minute, m/s metres per second, all measurements were made at the screen visit; all blood parameters were measured after an overnight fast.

Lithander et al.

Lithander et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:93   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-93

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