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Table 1 Comparison of clinical data and daily intake of nutrients before and after 3-weeks intake of a β-cryptoxanthin beverage (n = 17)

From: Supplementation of highly concentrated β-cryptoxanthin in a satsuma mandarin beverage improves adipocytokine profiles in obese Japanese women

Characteristics Before After Change1)  P -value
Age (years) 55 ± 1.7 55 ± 1.7   
Height (cm) 154.5 ± 0.9 154.5 ± 0.9   
Body weight (kg) 64.9 ± 1.7 64.8 ± 1.7 −0.1 0.473
BMI (kg/cm2) 27.1 ± 0.6 27.1 ± 0.6 0 0.722
Blood pressure     
SBP (mmHg) 134 ± 4.6 128 ± 3.7 −6 0.052
DBP (mmHg) 80 ± 2.2 79 ± 2.1 −1 0.366
Dietary intake per day2)     
Energy (kcal) 1659 ± 101 1676 ± 96 17 0.805
Protein (g) 69.3 ± 3.7 67.5 ± 3.5 −1.8 0.597
Fat (g) 51.4 ± 3.8 50.9 ± 3.6 −0.4 0.943
Carbohydrate (g) 225.2 ± 15.4 223.9 ± 15.6 −1.4 0.916
Dietary fibre (g) 16.5 ± 1.0 20.1 ± 1.6 3.6 0.035
β-Cryptoxanthin (mg) 723 ± 237 4719 ± 6 3996 0.000
Vitamin C (mg) 133 ± 15 231 ± 7 98 0.000
  1. Data show means  ±  S.E.
  2. Abbreviations: BMI, body mass index; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure.
  3. 1) Change implies subtraction of ‘before’ data from ‘after’ data.
  4. 2) Included beverage.