Table 2

Postprandial blood glucose characteristics after three meals in 434 healthy subjects

BreakfastLunchDinner
Postprandial blood glucose 30 min (mg/dl)114.3 ± 15.6117.2 ± 18.9116.6 ± 17.8
Postprandial blood glucose 60 min (mg/dl)121.1 ± 21.3121.7 ± 20.9123.1 ± 26.1
Postprandial blood glucose 120min (mg/dl)104.8 ± 18.0115.6 ± 22.3*119.7 ± 21.2*
Postprandial blood glucose 180min (mg/dl)97.6 ± 17.6109.3 ± 17.3*114.1 ± 18.1*
Postprandial area under the curve within 3 h (mg · dl−1 · h−1)327.3 ± 38.7340.6 ± 47.4*348.7 ± 51.5*
  • Data are means ± SD. For each parameter,

  • *P < 0.05 vs. blood glucose level after breakfast.