Table 1—

Baseline characteristics

HP dietLP diet
Men
n910
 Age (years)63.4 ±1.764.2 ±3.8
 BMI (kg/m2)35.4 ±2.033.4 ±1.0
 Weight (kg)107.6 ±5.8101.2 ±5.4
 Glucose (mmol/l)7.9 ±0.97.4 ±0.4
 Insulin (mU/l)18.7 ±2.617.1 ±3.0
 sBP (mmHg)151 ±5144 ±6
 dBP (mmHg)90 ±381 ±3
Women
n1718
 Age (years)58.7 ±2.260.9 ±2.3
 BMI (kg/m2)34.5 ±1.433.2 ±1.4
 Weight (kg)93.2 ±3.786.7 ±4.1
 Glucose (mmol/l)7.5 ±0.47.4 ±0.3
 Insulin (mU/l)15.8 ±2.016.1 ±1.4
 sBP (mmHg)143 ±3137 ±3
 dBP (mmHg)83 ±378 ±3
  • Data are means ±SEM, with no significant differences between variables. dBP, diastolic blood pressure; sBP, systolic blood pressure.