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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Can red yeast rice and olive extract improve lipid profile and cardiovascular risk in metabolic syndrome?: a double blind, placebo controlled randomized trial

  Intervention (n = 26) Control (n = 24) p-value*
Mean age (SD) 53.6 (8.4) 49.9 (13.3) 0.25
Sex Female: 17 Female: 13 0.42
Male: 9 Male: 11
Waist circumference (cm) 96.8 (10.2) 96.7 (10.4) 0.98
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.8 (3.2) 27.46 (3.5) 0.71
Mean systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 136.2 (14.2) 139.0 (10.4) 0.44
Mean diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 84.0 (7.8) 88.9 (9.2) 0.05
Mean total Cholesterol (mg/dL) 247.5 (38.1) 251.2 (39.2) 0.74
Mean HDL (mg/dL) 56.3 (14.3) 53.5 (13.9) 0.49
Mean LDL (mg/dL) 164.3 (32.2) 171.50 (40.9) 0.49
Mean Triglycerides (mg/dL) 134.5 (57.9) 132.7 (49.5) 0.91
Mean apoA1 (mg/dL) 162.2 (39.5) 157.3 (30.6) 0.63
Mean apoB (mg/dL) 115.5 (25.1) 119.3 (22.1) 0.57
Mean glucose (mmol/mol) 89.6 (10.8) 88.1 (13.9) 0.67
Mean HbA1c (mg/dL) 35.3 (3.2) 35.9 (6.4) 0.63
Mean oxLDL (U/L) 80.8 (34.5) 69.1 (17.7) 0.16
On hypertension medication 8/26 5/24 0.42
Smoker 1/26 3/24 0.34
Mean level of perceived stress (scale 1–10) 4.9 (2.6) 5.5 (2.0) 0.44
Meat consumption > = 5x/week 8/26 7/24 0.90
Vegetarian 2/26 3/24 0.57
Daily alcohol consumption 14/26 10/24 0.39
Menopausal status in women 11/17 6/13 0.31
Mean weight 81.6 (12.8) 78.4 (10.7) 0.35
  1. *independent samples t-test, chi2-test or Fisher’s exact test.
  2. Values in italics are statistically significant.