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Table 1 Profile of subjects at baseline

From: An evaluation of the hypolipidemic effect of an extract of Hibiscus Sabdariffa leaves in hyperlipidemic Indians: a double blind, placebo controlled trial

Parameter Group Mean ± SD P value
Age (yrs) Experimental 45.7 ± 7.1 0.19
  Placebo 46.2 ± 6.1  
Body weight (kg) Experimental 63.4 ± 8.7 0.09
  Placebo 68.4 ± 9.7  
% Fat (#) Experimental 24.8 ± 7.2 0.70
  Placebo 24.1 ± 7.2  
Hemoglobin (g %) Experimental 14.7 ± 1.9 0.99
  Placebo 14.8 ± 2.2  
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) Experimental 93.7 ± 9.3 0.09
  Placebo 88.8 ± 9.6  
Post prandial blood glucose (mg/dl) Experimental 101.0 ± 26.3 0.55
  Placebo 97.2 ± 20.1  
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) Experimental 207.2 ± 32.5 0.76
  Placebo 204.9 ± 24.0  
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) Experimental 42.0 ± 9.4 0.68
  Placebo 40.9 ± 9.2  
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) Experimental 155.3 ± 13.9 0.37
  Placebo 151.9 ± 14.9  
TG (mg/dl) Experimental 159.9 ± 90.9 0.46
  Placebo 144.6 ± 60.1  
  1. Mean ± Standard deviation (SD). # - Calculated from the sum of four skinfold measurements and applying the formulae of Durnin and Womersley (1974). No significant differences were observed in any of the parameters between the subjects of the two groups (independent 't' test)