Table 2—

Changes in clinical and biochemical parameters detected at baseline and during follow-up

3rd tertile (n = 280)
2nd tertile (n = 280)
1st tertile (n = 280)
BaselineFollow-upBaselineFollow-upBaselineFollow-up
Clinical parameters
    Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)126 ± 12131 ± 14*125 ± 14132 ± 13*126 ± 13130 ± 14*
    Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)83 ± 784 ± 883 ± 784 ± 782 ± 884 ± 7
BMI (kg/m2)26.4 ± 3.026.9 ± 2.826.3 ± 2.827.1 ± 2.726.2 ± 2.927.0 ± 3.0
Waist circumferences (cm)83 ± 1385 ± 1282 ± 1684 ± 1382 ± 1485 ± 15
Biochemical parameters (fasting plasma levels)
    Total cholesterol (mg/dl)189 ± 19190 ± 21190 ± 17193 ± 16188 ± 19192 ± 19
    Triglycerides (mg/dl)149 ± 17151 ± 15148 ± 19150 ± 17154 ± 16153 ± 19
    Glucose (mg/dl)88 ± 890 ± 887 ± 891 ± 785 ± 989 ± 8
  • Data are means ± 1 SD.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 vs. baseline. No intertertile significant differences.