Table 1—

Study population

VariablesDiabetic groupControl group
n1616
M/F13/310/6
Age (years)52.2 ± 1.850.8 ± 0.5
Weight (kg)93.2 ± 3.796.4 ± 3.3
Height (m)1.70 ± 0.021.70 ± 0.01
BMI (kg/m2)32.2 ± 1.033.3 ± 0.9
Blood glucose (mmol/l)8.4 ± 0.6*4.6 ± 0.2
Cholesterol intake (mg/day)351 ± 47455 ± 49
Fat intake (g/day)92 ± 9101 ± 9
Plant sterol intake (mg/day)356 ± 31352 ± 34
  • Data are means ± SE, derived from Student’s t test.

  • *

    * Significantly different from control subjects.