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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the participants a

From: The effects of canola and olive oils consumption compared to sunflower oil, on lipid profile and hepatic steatosis in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

variable sunflower oil group (n = 24) canola oil group (n = 24) olive oil group (n = 24) P_value*
Age (years) 28.08 (6.17) 31.75 (6.35) 29.58 (7.26) 0.163
Weight (kg) 80.07 (12.97) 71.95 (7.14) 73.97 (12.47) 0.038
BMI (kg/m2) 29.47 (3.57) 27.74 (1.91) 28.84 (4.44) 0.127
Duration of PCOS (years) 2 [1–4.74] 2 [0.31–9.5] 5 [1–9] 0.434
Physical Activity (Met-Hours/wk) 19.69 (23.54) 17.37 (24.97) 14.17 (16.27) 0.689
Marital Single 5 (20.8%) 2 (8.3%) 4 (16.7%) 0.472
married 19 (79.2%) 22 (91.7%) 20 (83.3%)
OCP prescription
(last 3 months)
YES 5 (20.8%) 5 (20.8%) 5 (20.8%) 1.00
NO 19 (79.2%) 19 (79.2%) 19 (79.2%)
Metformin prescription (last 3 months) YES 2 (8.3%) 2 (8.3%) 3 (12.5%) 0.85
NO 22 (91.7%) 22 (91.7%) 21 (87.5%)
  1. OCP Oral contraceptive pill, PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome
  2. aValues are mean (SD) or Median [Q1-Q3] or Number (percent)
  3. * P-values are resulted from ANOVA or Chi-Square or kruskal-wallis test