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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of the subjects with IGT at baseline

From: Cassia cinnamon does not change the insulin sensitivity or the liver enzymes in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance

Variables Controls Treated
Subjects 8 9
Female/Women 5 (63) 5 (56)
Male/Men 3 (37) 4 (44)
Age (years) 72 ± 2 73 ± 2
BMI (kg/m2) 28.6 ± 1.9 25.7 ± 1.3
Waist circumference (cm) 0.9 ± 0.1 0.9 ± 0.09
Smoking   
No 8 (100) 6 (67)
Previously 0 (0) 3 (33)
Present 0 (0) 0 (0)
Blood pressure   
Systolic (mmHg) 122 ± 16.7 140.5 ± 4,7
Diastolic (mmHg) 80.0 ± 2.6 82.0 ± 2.8
Fasting-glucose (mmol/l) 6.7 ± 0.4 6.0 ± 0.3
Fasting-insulin (mlE/l) 11.1 ± 2.0 9.8 ± 2.1
HbA1c (mmol/mol) 40.1 ± 2.4 39.6 ± 1.3
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.5 ± 0.2 4.9 ± 0.4
LDL Cholesterol (mmol/l) 2.7 ± 0.2 3.2 ± 0.4
HDL Cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.5 ± 0.1 1.4 ± 0.1
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.1 ± 0.1 1.1 ± 0.1
  1. Gender and smoking-related values are given as percentages, all other values are reported as the mean ± SD.
  2. The groups did not differ for any variable, p<0.05.