Table 2—

Physical and clinical characteristics of the subjects at baseline

MenWomen
n109
Age (years)53.8 ± 2.655.4 ± 2.9
Body weight (kg)92.7 ± 4.989.4 ± 4.4
BMI (kg/m2)30.9 ± 1.333.8 ± 1.6
Waist circumference (cm)107.2 ± 4.0107.0 ± 2.9
Hip circumference (cm)110.1 ± 2.8121.4 ± 3.4
Cholesterol (mmol/l)
    Total5.64 ± 0.395.27 ± 0.29
    LDL3.85 ± 0.323.22 ± 0.34
    HDL1.05 ± 0.051.45 ± 0.13
    Total–to–HDL cholesterol ratio5.41 ± 0.413.89 ± 0.42
Total triacylglycerols (mmol/l)1.87 ± 0.201.69 ± 0.23
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l)6.0 ± 0.16.1 ± 0.2
2-h plasma glucose (mmol/l)8.0 ± 0.68.2 ± 0.7
Fasting insulin (pmol/l)130 ± 22146 ± 30
  • Data are means ± SEM.