Table 2 —

Clinical and anthropometric data after placebo or l-arginine therapy in groups 1 and 2

Group 1
Group 2
Placebo 1st monthPlacebo 2nd monthPlacebo 1st monthl-Arginine 2nd month
Body weight (kg)68.2 ± 6.068.0 ± 6.174.1 ± 5.774.3 ± 5.9
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)120 ± 4120 ± 5128 ± 4110 ± 3*
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)71 ± 367 ± 370 ± 367 ± 2
Heart rate (pulse/min)67 ± 371 ± 470 ± 266 ± 3
Glycated hemoglobin (%)5.8 ± 0.15.8 ± 0.25.6 ± 0.25.5 ± 0.2
Serum potassium (mmol/l)4.12 ± 0.154.13 ± 0.153.98 ± 0.114.01 ± 0.08
  • Data are means ± SEM.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 vs. placebo 1st month.