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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Effect of oral cinnamon intervention on metabolic profile and body composition of Asian Indians with metabolic syndrome: a randomized double -blind control trial

Variables Cinnamon group Placebo group P- value
(n = 58) (n = 58)
Age (y) 44.3 ± 7.2 45.1 ± 8.4 0.546
Gender    0.709
Males 31 (53.4) 33 (56.9)
Females 27 (46.5) 25 (43.1)
Height (cm) 164.0 ± 8.5 163.3 ± 9.3 0.680
Weight (kg) 89.1 ± 14.1 82.1 ± 14.1 0.009 *
BMI (kg/m2) 33.6 ± 5.4 31.2 ± 4.4 0.010*
WC (cm) 106.6 ± 9.2 103.9 ± 9.3 0.118
WHR 0.94 ± 0.07 0.96 ± 0.08 0.293
Body fat (%) 37.9 ± 9.5 36.2 ± 8.4 0.295
SBP (mmHg) 135.8 ± 8.3 135.9 ± 8.6 0.939
DBP (mmHg) 88.0 ± 6.1 88.1 ± 6.1 0.938
Adequate physical activitya 13 (22.4) 21 (36.2) 0.103
Chronic smokera 8(13.8) 14(24.1) 0.155
Alcohol consumptiona 24(41.4) 22(37.9) 0.704
  1. BMI body mass index, DBP diastolic blood pressure, SBP systolic blood pressure, WC waist circumference, WHR waist hip ratio
  2. *p value <0.05, statistically significant, aSee Methods for definitions
  3. Values were presented as n (%) and mean ± SD