Table 1

Characteristics of studied subjects by sex (n = 1007).

Men

Women


Mean ± SD

Mean ± SD


N

339

668

Age (years)

44.3 ± 15.1

45.6 ± 13.5

BMI (kg/mt2)

28.3 ± 4.5

28.5 ± 5.8

Waist circumference (cm)

96.3 ± 12.0

89.2 ± 13.0*

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)

133.8 ± 19.6

124.5 ± 20.8*

Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)

80.7 ± 12.4

75.8 ± 11.0*

Triglycerides (mg/dl)

190.4 ± 175.2

147.6 ± 95.4*

HDLc (mg/dl)

45.8 ± 12.3

55.0 ± 15.3*

Glucose (mg/dl)

100.2 ± 29.2

93.7 ± 24.1*


BMI: body mass index; HDLc: HDL cholesterol

*Student t-test: p < 0.05

Mujica et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:14   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-14

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