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Table 3 Change of anthropometric data

From: Compared with the intake of commercial vegetable juice, the intake of fresh fruit and komatsuna (Brassica rapa L. var. perviridis) juice mixture reduces serum cholesterol in middle-aged men: a randomized controlled pilot study

  Control group (n = 8)   Intervention group (n = 8)  
Baseline After 4 weeks   Baseline After 4 weeks  
Mean ± S.D. Mean ± S.D. p Mean ± S.D. Mean ± S.D. p
Height (cm) 172.3 ± 6.7 172.3 ± 6.7 0.735 172.4 ± 4.9 172.4 ± 4.7 0.611
Weight (kg) 70.7 ± 14.1 71.9 ± 13.8 0.017* 76.0 ± 19.7 76.3 ± 19.4 0.362
BFP (%) 24.3 ± 9.5 24.9 ± 9.6 0.484 22.1 ± 7.0 23.1 ± 7.5 0.069
BMI (kg/m2) 23.8 ± 4.9 24.2 ± 4.8 0.042* 25.4 ± 5.6 25.5 ± 5.6 0.259
Waist circumference 86.6 ± 12.9 86.5 ± 12.8 0.932 88.3 ± 15.2 88.2 ± 15.2 0.326
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125 ± 13 128 ± 15 0.327 126 ± 19 133 ± 17 0.050
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 79 ± 12 80 ± 10 0.147 79 ± 14 82 ± 12 0.237
  1. Data shows mean ± S.D.
  2. Abbreviations: BFP Body fat percentage, BMI Body mass index.
  3. Baseline vs After 4 weeks, Wilcoxon signed rank test, *p < 0.05.