Table 1—

Anthropometric and biochemical characteristics of subjects

Variables
n99
Age (years)52.53 ± 10.66
BMI (kg/m2)27.59 ± 3.18
Glucose (mg/dl)97.8 ± 10.05
Triglycerides (mg/dl)90 (67–120)
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)52.38 ± 11.63
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)137.6 ± 38.24
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)126.46 ± 14.25
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)81.21 ± 9.86
IL-6 (ng/l)0.99 (0.72–1.4)
Insulin sensitivity (10−4 · min−1 · mU · l−1)2.28 (1.36–3.36)
Endothelium-dependent vasodilatation (%)4.61 ± 5.08
Endothelium-independent vasodilatation (%)16.02 ± 11.96
Smoking (no/yes)79/20
  • Data are means ± SD unless otherwise indicated. Parameters that did not fulfill normal distribution are shown as median (interquartile range).