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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study sample (n = 208)

From: Association between polymorphisms in phospholipase A2 genes and the plasma triglyceride response to an n-3 PUFA supplementation: a clinical trial

Characteristics All Men Women p a
Study population, n 208 96 112  
Age, years 30.8 ± 8.7 31.2 ± 8.1 30.5 ± 9.1 0.55
Weight, kgb,d 81.4 ± 13.9 87.2 ± 13.4 76.4 ± 12.3 <0.0001*
BMIb,d 27.8 ± 3.7 27.5 ± 3.6 28.2 ± 3.8 0.13
Waist circumference, cm 93.3 ± 10.8 94.8 ± 11.0 92.0 ± 10.4 0.06
TC, mmol/Le 4.82 ± 1.01 4.80 ± 1.00 4.83 ± 1.02 0.75
HDL-C, mmol/Le 1.46 ± 0.39 1.29 ± 0.31 1.61 ± 0.39 <0.0001*
LDL-C, mmol/Le 2.79 ± 0.87 2.91 ± 0.87 2.70 ± 0.86 0.08
TG, mmol/Lb,e 1.23 ± 0.64 1.32 ± 0.74 1.15 ± 0.53 0.04*
Apolipoprotein B, g/le 0.86 ± 0.25 0.89 ± 0.25 0.84 ± 0.25 0.12
CRP, mg/Lc,e 3.13 ± 7.10 1.66 ± 2.45 4.39 ± 9.24 0.02*
  1. Values are means ± SD. *p < 0.05.
  2. ap value from ANOVA for the differences between men and women at baseline;
  3. bvalues are log10 transformed;
  4. cvalues are negative reciprocal transformed;
  5. dvalues adjusted for age;
  6. evalues adjusted for age and BMI.