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Table 4 Comparison between alterations in clinical parameters in intervention and control group

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 group Placebo group Diff intervention group Diff placebo group 95% CI of difference p-value
Baseline intervention Baseline intervention
Waist circumference (SD) cm 96.8 (10.2) 95.1 (15.0) 96.7 (10.4) 96.3 (10.7) −1.7 (12.0) 0.7 (2.8) −7.3; 2.7 0.35
Systolic blood pressure (SD) mmHg 136.2 (14.2) 125.8 (10.2) 139.0 (10.4) 138.7 (10.8) −10.4 (11.4) −0.3 (6.3) −4.3; −0.23 0.001
Diastolic blood pressure (SD) mmHg 84.0 (7.8) 76.4 (15.4) 88.9 (9.2) 88.5 (9.1) −7.6 (15.9) −0.4 (5.5) −3.4; −0.0 0.05
Weight (SD) kg 81.6 (12.8) 81.2 (13.5) 78.4 (10.7) 78.3 (10.1) −0.4 (1.64) −0.1 (2.65) −1.5; 0.98 0.67
  1. Values in italics are statistically significant.