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Table 3 Results from multi-adjusted analysis for the evaluation of the Mediterranean diet (independent) on blood lipids, glycemic control indices and blood pressure levels.

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

Dependent variable b-coefficient ± SE* R2 with/without the diet score in the model p
Model 1: Insulin (μU/mL) -0.17 ± 0.1 0.22/0.20 0.27
Model 2: HOMA-R -0.26 ± 0.2 0.38/0.33 0.09
Model 3: Total cholesterol (mg/dl) -0.30 ± 0.1 0.62/0.54 0.05
Model 4: HDL-C (mg/dl) -0.04 ± 0.1 0.08/0.07 0.96
Model 5: Triglycerides (mg/dl) 0.55 ± 0.8 0.14/0.12 0.51
Model 6: Systolic BP (mmHg) -0.09 ± 0.1 0.51/0.47 0.08
Model 7: Diastolic BP (mmHg) 0.08 ± 0.2 0.10/0.08 0.51
  1. *Independent variables also included in the model are: age, sex, co-morbidities (hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia) and special treatment (antidiabetic drugs for model 1, 2, lipids lowering agents for models 3, 4, 5, antihypertensive drugs for models 6, 7), physical activity, years of school, waist-to-hip ratio, cigarette smoking and BMI.