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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Cheek cell fatty acids reflect n-3 PUFA in blood fractions during linseed oil supplementation: a controlled human intervention study

  Test group Control group  
Linseed oil mix (n = 23) Olive oil (n = 15)  
  Mean ± SD Median Mean ± SD Median P
Age [years] 28.1 ± 11.1 25.0 38.1 ± 17.9 25.0 0.1801
Body weight [kg] 66.2 ± 9.9 66.3 66.4 ± 11.8 70.9 0.9612
Body mass index [kg/m2] 22.2 ± 2.2 22.0 22.6 ± 2.8 22.2 0.5992
Waist circumference [cm] 81.2 ± 5.0 81.0 82.3 ± 9.7 83.0 0.6922
Blood pressure systolic [mmHg] 134 ± 17.3 133.0 134 ± 14.1 134.0 0.8692
Blood pressure diastolic [mmHg] 82.9 ± 6.7 82.0 85.3 ± 7.1 85.0 0.2402
  1. Differences between the test group and control group: 1P value according to Mann Whitney U test, 2P value according to student t test.