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Table 1 The effect of ProAlgaZyme on various parameters related to metabolic syndrome. Bolded values represent mean Δ after 10* weeks of treatment ± (1.96*SEM) for a 95% confidence level. Values in parentheses are mean starting values (at T = 0) ± (1.96*SEM). Significance indicates comparison of changes after 10* weeks of treatment with PAZ to placebo. A negative value indicates a decrease, while a positive value indicates an increase over the test period. *Values for RBC sedimentation, triglycerides, LDL-C and blood pressure are after 8 weeks of treatment. NS = Not significant.

From: The effects of ProAlgaZyme novel algae infusion on metabolic syndrome and markers of cardiovascular health

Parameters Δ ProAlgaZyme (T = 0) Δ Placebo (T = 0) Significance
Weight (kg) -4.18 ± 0.76
(86.70 ± 2.31)
-1.20 ± 0.29
(86.34 ± 2.61)
P < 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) -1.51 ± 0.28
(31.13 ± 0.62)
-0.20 ± 0.11
(31.95 ± 0.63)
P < 0.001
Body fat (%) -2.46 ± 3.51
(40.14 ± 0.79)
-0.30 ± 0.17
(41.88 ± 1.11)
P < 0.001
Blood pressure (Sys8, mm Hg) -10.32 ± 2.69
(152.23 ± 4.41)
-1.36 ± 2.18
(158.21 ± 4.39)
P < 0.01
Blood pressure (Dias8, mm Hg) -7.27 ± 2.50
(68.73 ± 2.58)
-2.32 ± 1.84
(72.82 ± 2.69)
P < 0.001
Insulin (uIU/mL) 1.28 ± 2.34
(23.48 ± 2.23)
-1.01 ± 1.57
(23.02 ± 3.18)
NS
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dL) -18.50 ± 5.56
(98.72 ± 5.65)
-0.58 ± 2.11
(98.41 ± 3.41)
P < 0.001
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) -64.84 ± 9.68
(201.94 ± 3.92)
-5.45 ± 2.51
(204.17 ± 3.87)
P < 0.001
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 15.37 ± 3.04
(37.02 ± 1.07)
-2.98 ± 1.53
(38.76 ± 1.44)
P < 0.001
LDL cholesterol8 (mg/dL) -40.63 ± 9.58
(131.32 ± 3.73)
-0.69 ± 2.79
(131.45 ± 4.15)
P < 0.001
Triglycerides8 (mg/dL) -18.77 ± 6.18
(167.95 ± 7.35)
-1.96 ± 4.52
(166.67 ± 4.64)
P < 0.001
RBC sed. rate8 (mm/h) -3.05 ± 0.78
(14.23 ± 0.58)
-0.25 ± 0.65
(14.36 ± 0.68)
P < 0.001
C-reactive protein (mg/L) -6.20 ± 0.92
(10.83 ± 0.51)
-0.83 ± 0.49
(11.41 ± 0.67)
P < 0.001
Interleukin-6 (pg/mL) -3.62 ± 1.03
(14.40 ± 2.01)
-0.03 ± 0.26
(12.65 ± 1.20)
P < 0.001
TNF-a (pg/mL) -0.65 ± 0.66
(11.22 ± 1.14)
-0.08 ± 0.44
(10.95 ± 0.84)
P < 0.05