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Table 2 Age, sex and body mass index adjusted mean values of glycemic control indices, blood lipids and arterial blood pressure levels.

From: Mediterranean diet and insulin sensitivity, lipid profile and blood pressure levels, in overweight and obese people; The Attica study

  Mediterranean Diet Score  
  1st tertile 2nd tertile 3rd tertile P
N 901 722 139  
Insulin (μU/mL) 13.7 ± 0.1 13.3 ± 0.1 13.1 ± 0.2 0.06
Blood glucose (mg/dl) 98 ± 1 94 ± 1 92 ± 2 0.08
HOMA-R 3.5 ± 0.1 3.2 ± 0.1 3.1 ± 0.1 0.06
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 210 ± 2 201 ± 2 183 ± 4 0.001
HDL-C (mg/dl) 45.3 ± 0.6 46.1 ± 0.6 47.6 ± 0.4 0.15
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 146 ± 4 144 ± 4 129 ± 11 0.18
Systolic BP (mmHg) 128 ± 1 127 ± 1 125 ± 1 < 0.001
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 84 ± 1 83 ± 1 77 ± 1 0.02