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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of MS patients and healthy subjects. Data are expressed as mean ± SD, in case of non-parametric distribution as median (25th - 75th percentile)

From: Lipoprotein profiling in early multiple sclerosis patients: effect of chronic inflammation?

 MS (n = 19)Controls (n = 19)
Men/women9/109/10
Age (years)30.4 ± 7.028.7 ± 6.7
BMI (kg/m2)23.7 ± 4.522.2 (21.5–27.5)
EDSS (arbitrary units)1.0 (1.0–1.5)
Body fat percentage (%)27.1 ± 7.727.8 ± 7.6
Lean body mass (kg)49.9 (41.9–62.7)51.2 (42.3–63.8)
SBP (mmHg)111 (107–115)114 (110–132)
DBP (mmHg)70 ± 873 ± 9
Heart rate (1/min)67 ± 1170 ± 10
hsCRP (mg/l)0.63 (0.46–1.03)0.80 (0.60–2.78)
TG (mmol/l)0.67 (0.57–1.10)0.73 (0.63–1.20)
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)4.56 ± 0.934.08 ± 0.72
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.48 ± 0.351.31 (0.96–1.79)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l)2.45 ± 0.792.34 ± 0.61
METh/day37 ± 640 ± 6
EE (kcal/24 h)2707 ± 7082986 ± 628