Table 2

Anthropometric and blood lipid measurements

Young (18–30 yrs)

Older (≥ 50 yrs)

Abstain

Red wine

Abstain

Red Wine


Age (yrs)

21.7 ± 0.3

21.3 ± 0.4

58.9 ± 2.3

57.2 ± 2.7

BMI (kg/m2)

24.7 ± 1.5

23.6 ± 1.2

32.5 ± 2.2

28.3 ± 2.2

Cholesterol

Pre Sample

4.3 ± 0.2

5.1 ± 0.5

5.9 ± 0.3

7.0 ± 0.2

(mmol/L)

Post Sample

3.2 ± 0.4

5.1 ± 0.1

5.8 ± 0.3

7.2 ± 0.2

Triglycerides

Pre Sample

1.7 ± 0.1

1.96 ± 0.2

2.3 ± 0.2

2.1 ± 0.1

(mmol/L)

Post Sample

1.8 ± 0.1

2.3 ± 0.1

2.5 ± 0.1

2.4 ± 0.2

HDL-Cholesterol

Pre Sample

31.3 ± 1.6

33.6 ± 2.4

46.3 ± 3.4

42.1 ± 2.4

(mg/dL)

Post Sample

37.1 ± 2.6

32.5 ± 2.4

44.3 ± 1.5

41.9 ± 1.9

LDL-Cholesterol

Pre Sample

137.5 ± 10.6

115.1 ± 8.2

194.8 ± 10.4

230.1 ± 11.5

(mg/dL)

Post Sample

108.0 ± 11.1

131.9 ± 8.8

185.9 ± 10.4

225.5 ± 12.8

Glucose

Pre Sample

5.8 ± 0.3

6.1 ± 0.4

6.6 ± 0.5

6.2 ± 0.3

(mmol/L)

Post Sample

5.8 ± 0.3

6.1 ± 0.5

6.4 ± 0.46

6.5 ± 0.5


Mean values for age and BMI of young (18–30 yrs) and older (≥ 50 yrs) subjects, together with serum glucose and plasma lipid profiles of pre and post samples for each study group. Values are mean ± SEM.

Micallef et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:27   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-27

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