Table 1

Baseline characteristics of subjects who completed the intervention trial
Variables Control (n= 30) Chlorella (n= 33) P-value
Age 50.9 ± 1.6 48.2 ± 1.4 0.281
Female/male (n) 22/8 22/11 0.565
BMI (kg/m2) 24.5 ± 0.5 23.9 ± 0.6 0.488
Fasting glucose (mmol/L)# 5.5 ± 0.1 5.6 ± 0.1 0.499
Systolic BP (mmHg) 120.1 ± 2.1 120.0 ± 2.0 0.981
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 75.8 ± 1.3 76.4 ± 1.7 0.787
Lipid profiles
  TC (mmol/L) 5.68 ± 0.10 5.60 ± 0.10 0.587
  TG (mmol/L)# 1.49 ± 0.14 1.90 ± 0.23 0.137
  LDL-C (mmol/L) 3.34 ± 0.10 3.18 ± 0.09 0.262
  HDL-C (mmol/L) 1.40 ± 0.06 1.43 ± 0.06 0.914
  VLDL-C (mmol/L)# 0.68 ± 0.06 0.86 ± 0.11 0.163
  non-HDL-C (mmol/L) 4.26 ± 0.11 4.17 ± 0.11 0.568
  Apo A1 (g/L) 1.47 ± 0.05 1.52 ± 0.05 0.493
  Apo B (g/L) 1.07 ± 0.03 1.08 ± 0.02 0.886
  Apo E (g/L)# 0.05 ± 0.00 0.06 ± 0.00 0.747

All values are means ± SEM. Student’s t-test or chi-square test was used to analyze the data. BMI body mass index; BP blood pressure; TC total cholesterol; TG triglycerides; LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; VLDL-C very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; Apo apo-lipoprotein.

#Tested after log transformation.

Ryu et al.

Ryu et al. Nutrition Journal 2014 13:57   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-57

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