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Table 3 Biochemical and anthropometric measures of the volunteers (N = 11) at baseline, the middle and end of the study

From: Chronic treatment with krill powder reduces plasma triglyceride and anandamide levels in mildly obese men

Parameter Baseline Week 12 Week 24
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 210.3 ± 27.7 203.0 ± 39.5 206.3 ± 40.8
HDL (mg/dL) 45.1 ± 9.5 43.2 ± 10.5 43.6 ± 9.8
LDL (mg/dL) 139.1 ± 24.2 133.0 ± 28.6 137.9 ± 33.6
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 192.6 ± 96.3 149.3 ± 70.5 152.8 ± 96.2 *
VAT (L) 16.73 ± 2.55 16.29 ± 3.13 16.15 ± 2.42
Liver density (integral) 84.3 ± 79.2 79.2 ± 91.5 69.2 ± 74.6
Insulin (uU/ml) 15.5 ± 14.4 18.7 ± 11.9 17.4 ± 9.1
Glucose (mg/dL) 96.7 ± 13.6 99.6 ± 13.0 101.2 ± 18.4
Body fat (%) 28.4 ± 2.9 28.0 ± 3.1 27.9 ± 2.9
Weight (kg) 103.8 ± 12.6 104.0 ± 13.7 104.0 ± 13.4
Muscular mass (kg) 70.6 ± 8.9 71.1 ± 9.3 71.3 ± 9.1
Water (%) 50.8 ± 2.7 51.1 ± 2.8 51.3 ± 2.5
Waist/hip ratio 1.01 ± 0.04 0.99 ± 0.07 0.98 ± 0.05 *
VAT/muscular mass ratio 0.24 ± 0.04 0.23 ± 0.04 0.23 ± 0.03 *
Body fat/muscular mass ratio 0.41 ± 0.08 0.40 ± 0.08 0.40 ± 0.07
  1. VAT: visceral adipose tissue. P-value was calculated at week 12 and 24 vs. baseline using a paired T-test. * P-value < 0.05 vs baseline.