Table 1—

Patient characteristics at screening

OrlistatPlacebo
n153156
Women77 (50.3)80 (51.3)
Age (years)47.2 (20–64)46.7 (19–63)
Weight (kg)110 (75–162)112 (78–152)
BMI (kg/m²)37.4 (30.1–45.2)37.6 (30.0–45.0)
Waist (cm)119 (92–168)119 (92–144)
Impaired fastin glucose38 (24.8)45 (28.8)
Diabetes38 (24.8)31 (19.9)
Low HDL69 (45.1)65 (41.6)
High triglycerides91 (59.5)92 (50.9)
  • Data are n (%) or mean (range). There were no significant differences between the two groups. Low HDL cholesterol ≤0.9/1.1 (mmol/l). High triglycerides >2.0 mmol/l.