Table 2

Cardiovascular risk factors of subjects

Premenopausal women (n = 22)

Postmenopausal women (n = 50)


Variable

Baseline

Mean± SD

48 weeks

Mean ± SD

Baseline

Mean ± SD

48 weeks

Mean ± SD


Total cholesterol (mg/dl)

223 ± 39

201 ± 37

234 ± 40

225 ± 36b#

Triglycerides (mg/dl)

115 ± 44a

101 ± 41a

163 ± 101a

134 ± 74

HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl)

66.4 ± 13,7a

69.6 ± 15.3

60.7 ± 14.9a

63.9 ± 13.2#

LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl)

124.0 ± 21.1

102.6 ± 24.8

131.2 ± 29.1

124.8 ± 27.0b#

Systolic BP (mmHg)

134 ± 12a

130 ± 15

146 ± 18a

135 ± 14§

Diastolic BP (mmHg)

86 ± 8

84 ± 7

89 ± 8

84 ± 8§

Glucose (mg/dl)

92 ± 14a

88 ± 11a

97 ± 12a

94 ± 11a#

Insulin (μU/ml)

9.7 ± 5.8

9.7 ± 9.8

9.6 ± 7.9

7.5 ± 7.0#

Cortisol (μg/dl)

17.7 ± 7.7a

15.4 ± 4.1a

22.1 ± 9.0a

18.0 ± 6.2

Leptin (ng/ml)

47.6 ± 15.5a

38.3 ± 15.9§

63.6 ± 27.0a

45.9 ± 22.4§


a = p < .05 between groups b = p < .01 between groups.

# = p < .05 within groups § = p < .01 within groups

Deibert et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:31   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-31

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