Table 6

Blood Pressure, Fasting Glucose.

Group

Time 0

4 weeks

8 weeks

%Δ0–4 wks

%Δ0–8 wks

OP

Systolic BP

130.8

1.31 ± 12.07

2.15 ± 8.66

1.0

1.6

Diastolic BP

81.8

-3.46 ± 7.47

-2.31 ± 8.62

-4.2

-2.8

Glucose

113.8

0.14 ± 7.77

-9.64 ± 8.99

0.2

-10.7

OT

Systolic BP

135.1

-4.43 ± 8.66

-8.07 ± 11.13

-3.3*

-6.0*

Diastolic BP

82.7

-6.86 ± 6.98

-10.85 ± 9.00

-8.3*

-13.1*

Glucose

73.4

-8.58 ± 11.28

-17.67 ± 11.69

-9.5*

-19.6*

NP

Systolic BP

127.0

-5.66 ± 9.56

-6.66 ± 8.08

-4.5

-5.3*

Diastolic BP

84.7

-7.55 ± 2.07

-10.50 ± 5.40

-8.85*

-12.39*

Glucose

57.6

-0.18 ± 5.6

-0.02 ± 3.98

-0.3

-0.0

NT

Systolic BP

126.6

2.90 ± 12.60

-2.30 ± 9.21

2.3

-1.8

Diastolic BP

81.2

-7.36 ± 9.34

-9.45 ± 9.96

-9.1*

-11.6*

Glucose

56.9

-0.62 ± 5.83

-3.27 ± 7.59

-0.9

-4.8


*Significant P values < 0.05.

OP = overweight placebo, OT = overweight treatment, NP = normal weight placebo and NT = normal weight treatment.

Values at the start of the study (Time 0) listed in the first column are means of data from individuals. Mean changes after 4 weeks and 8 weeks are listed in the second and third columns as ± Standard Deviation. A negative value indicated a decrease in value and a positive number represents an increase in value. %Δ values are percent mean change in value between time 0 and either 4 or 8 weeks. Values* are significant P-value comparisons (< 0.05) between initial values at Time 0 and either 4 weeks or 8 weeks. The unit of measurement for blood pressure is mmHg and for glucose is mg/dl.

Oben et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:16   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-16

Open Data