Table 1—

Levels of measurements before and after the 12-week alcohol intervention

VariableAlcohol group
Control group
Time 0Time 12DifferenceTime 0Time 12Difference
FPG (mg/dl)139.57 ± 41.04118.01 ± 32.46*−21.55 ± 41.18136.71 ± 15.4138.64 ± 27.81.92 ± 25.69
2 h postmeal glucose (mg/dl)128.76 ± 28.01146.45 ± 33.0417.68 ± 34.40135.55 ± 39.48150.02 ± 52.5018.46 ± 66.68
Weight (kg)83.64 ± 15.5783.66 ± 15.540.02 ± 1.9381.88 ± 17.0381.40 ± 17.16−0.48 ± 2.07
Waist (cm)98.84 ± 12.4196.40 ± 12.52*−2.44 ± 5.01101.53 ± 14.92100.03 ± 15.23−1.50 ± 4.67
Systolic blood pressure (mm/Hg)133.82 ± 15.48131.32 ± 16.89−2.50 ± 14.47127.73 ± 14.23127.94 ± 15.690.21 ± 16.14
Diastolic blood pressure (mm/Hg)77.66 ± 10.8976.84 ± 8.76−0.82 ± 11.4270.21 ± 9.2572.31 ± 9.262.10 ± 9.79
A1C (%)7.37 ± 1.217.07 ± 00.91−0.29 ± 00.997.08 ± 00.966.84 ± 0.75−0.24 ± 00.86
Triglycerides (mg/dl)135.53 ± 54.48158.58 ± 85.7823.05 ± 81.10146.86 ± 63.1157.26 ± 120.9510.40 ± 87.86
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)48.95 ± 12.8146.61 ± 12.30−2.34 ± 9.8549.60 ± 12.6846.60 ± 11.25−3.00 ± 4.55
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)96.65 ± 29.2385.11 ± 28.31*−11.53 ± 29.2292.49 ± 30.6292.61 ± 29.780.12 ± 24.03
Bilirubin (mg/dl)0.54 ± 0.200.59 ± 0.260.04 ± 0.180.61 ± 0.330.61 ± 0.240.002 ± 0.25
Alkaline phosphatase (units/l)60.34 ± 19.9456.84 ± 18.70−3.50 ± 15.5462.00 ± 9.4559.90 ± 10.18−2.09 ± 6.62
ALT (units/l)23.44 ± 10.3033.71 ± 55.9310.26 ± 54.0729.23 ± 15.5726.38 ± 11.42−2.85 ± 6.37
AST (units/l)21.23 ± 1.1030.92 ± 7.699.68 ± 47.4023.92 ± 8.4223.00 ± 8.14−0.92 ± 3.79
  • Data are means ± SD. n = 91.

  • *

    * Pv < 0.01, within-group difference, paired t test, compared with time 0.

  • Pv < 0.05, between-group differences, group t test of Δs;

  • Pv < 0.05, within-group difference.