Table 1

Characteristics of the subjects (N = 51) at baseline

Characteristics

Mean

Median

(range)


Age (y)

59.7

58.2

(49.2–78.8)

Height (cm)

163.9

163.1

(152.1–179.7)

Weight (kg)

74.8

73.2

(42.1–117.4)

BMI (kg/m2)

27.8

26.9

(17.7–42.5)

Total body fat (g)

29,744

26,808

(7,942–55,756)

Central fat (g)

13,830

13,234

(3,056–26,396)

Peripheral fat (g)

14,299

12,476

(4,163–29,507)

Lean mass (g)

39,608

38,973

(29,651–53,548)

% Body Fat

41.3%

42.5%

(17.8%–55.7%)

Age at menarche (yrs)

12.7

13

(10–16)

Duration of menses (yrs)

33.3

35

(12–45)

Years since last menses

13.1

12

(1–38)

Parity (# of children)

3

2

(0–8)

†Age at first birth (yrs)

23.2

22

(16–36)

Leptin, ng/dL

19.8

17.5

(2.9–78.2)


Characteristics

No

(%)


Race

White

38

(74.5%)

Black

11

(21.6%)

Asian

2

(3.9%)

Menopause type

Natural

39

(76.5%)

Hysterectomy

12

(23.5%)

Family history of breast cancer

Yes

11

(21.5%)


† Based on n = 43 subjects

Mahabir et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:3   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-3

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