Skip to main content

Table 1 Parameters from people who habitually ingest guaraná (GI) and those who never ingest guaraná (NG)

From: Guaraná (Paullinia cupana Kunth) effects on LDL oxidation in elderly people: an in vitro and in vivo study

Variables GI NG p
  Means ± SD Means ± SD  
Age (years) 73.6 ± 6.5 75.2 ± 9.4 0.56
BMI (Kg/m2) 27.4 ± 3.3 27.0 ± 4.2 0.58
Waist circumference (cm) 87.6 ± 11.1 82.5 ± 10.9 0.14
SBP (mmHg) 126.1 ± 15.9 130.0 ± 15.8 0.44
DBP (mmHg) 73.51 ± 8.3 76.51 ± 4.9 0.19
Glucose (mg/dL) 103.7 ± 12.8 108.6 ± 14.1 0.21
Cholesterol total (mg/dL) 189.7 ± 30.8 230.2 ± 61.6 0.009
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 128.7 ± 47.7 150.9 ± 51.7 0.57
LDL (mg/dL) 132.5 ± 45.8 161.1 ± 52.6 0.08
HDL (mg/dL) 42.6 ± 24.0 42.2 ± 19.1 0.96
Uric acid (mg/dL) 4.2 ± 1.9 5.4 ± 2.9 0.16
TBARS 21.7 ± 7.9 19.9 ± 7.0 0.44
Protein carbonilation 0.17 ± 0.09 0.14 ± 0.07 0.25
Total polyphenols 2.7 ± 0.8 2.7 ± 0.5 0.98
  1. SD = standard deviation; BMI = Body mass index (Kg/m2); SBP = systolic blood pressure; DBP = diastolic blood pressure. Comparison between GI and NG elderly subjects performed by t-student test. p value = statistical significance.