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Table 1 Baseline information of study subjects (percent or mean ± standard deviation)*

From: A randomized trial of fish oil omega-3 fatty acids on arterial health, inflammation, and metabolic syndrome in a young healthy population

Variable Placebo group Omega-3 group
N 27 30
Age (years) 20.4 ± 2.1 21.4 ± 2.9
Female 38% 48%
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27.9 ± 2.9 28.5 ± 3.3
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 125 ± 7 124.5 ± 7
Waist circumference, females (cm) 86 ± 10 90 ± 11
Waist circumference, males (cm) 92 ± 8 96 ± 6
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.01 ± 0.56 1.01 ± 0.52
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.22 ± 0.32 1.20 ± 0.26
Serum glucose (mmol/L) 4.7 ± 0.4 4.7 ± 0.4
Activity level (number times exercise per week) 3.0 ± 0.9 3.0 ± 0.9
Current Smokers 25% 8%
  1. * None of the groups were statistically significantly different at p < 0.05.