Table 2

Baseline characteristics of subjects who completed the study

Total

Control

Colostrum

Micronutrients

Micronutrients + colostrum


Gender, n

Total

131

31

33

32

35

Men

42

10

11

10

11

Women

89

21

22

22

24

Age, years

Total

56.7 ± 10.0

56.0 ± 10.1

56.8 ± 10.2

57.5 ± 10.1

56.3 ± 9.9

Men

61.4 ± 10.1

57.7 ± 9.9

62.4 ± 10.9

61.9 ± 11.4

63.4 ± 8.5

Women

54.4 ± 9.2

55.2 ± 10.3

54.1 ± 8.9

55.5 ± 9.1

53.0 ± 8.8

BMI, kg/m2

Total

25.3 ± 2.7

25.1 ± 3.2

25.4 ± 2.50

24.9 ± 2.5

25.6 ± 2.5

Men

26.0 ± 2.6

26.5 ± 3.4

26.0 ± 2.3

26.0 ± 2.3

25.5 ± 2.5

Women

24.9 ± 2.7

24.5 ± 3.1

25.1 ± 2.6

24.3 ± 2.5

25.6 ± 2.5

Vitamin E, μmol/L

Total

27.1 ± 7.2

27.3 ± 10.0

27.9 ± 6.3

26.9 ± 4.5

26.4 ± 7.2

Men

28.1 ± 9.7

33.6 ± 13.7

24.5 ± 6.6

25.8 ± 3.8

28.9 ± 10.5

Women

26.6 ± 5.6

24.3 ± 6.0

29.6 ± 5.6

27.4 ± 4.7

25.3 ± 4.9

Tetanus titers, IU/L

Total1

-

126

(90.2 – 175)

154

(111 – 212)

147

(105 – 206)

138

(101 – 189)


Data are represented as mean ± SD

1 Tetanus titers were determined at the screening examination, mean (95% CI)

Wolvers et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-28

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