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Table 2 Anthropometric and blood lipid measurements

From: Red wine consumption increases antioxidant status and decreases oxidative stress in the circulation of both young and old humans

   Young (18–30 yrs) Older (≥ 50 yrs)
   Abstain Red wine Abstain Red Wine
Age (yrs)   21.7 ± 0.3 21.3 ± 0.4 58.9 ± 2.3 57.2 ± 2.7
BMI (kg/m 2 )   24.7 ± 1.5 23.6 ± 1.2 32.5 ± 2.2 28.3 ± 2.2
Cholesterol Pre Sample 4.3 ± 0.2 5.1 ± 0.5 5.9 ± 0.3 7.0 ± 0.2
(mmol/L) Post Sample 3.2 ± 0.4 5.1 ± 0.1 5.8 ± 0.3 7.2 ± 0.2
Triglycerides Pre Sample 1.7 ± 0.1 1.96 ± 0.2 2.3 ± 0.2 2.1 ± 0.1
(mmol/L) Post Sample 1.8 ± 0.1 2.3 ± 0.1 2.5 ± 0.1 2.4 ± 0.2
HDL-Cholesterol Pre Sample 31.3 ± 1.6 33.6 ± 2.4 46.3 ± 3.4 42.1 ± 2.4
(mg/dL) Post Sample 37.1 ± 2.6 32.5 ± 2.4 44.3 ± 1.5 41.9 ± 1.9
LDL-Cholesterol Pre Sample 137.5 ± 10.6 115.1 ± 8.2 194.8 ± 10.4 230.1 ± 11.5
(mg/dL) Post Sample 108.0 ± 11.1 131.9 ± 8.8 185.9 ± 10.4 225.5 ± 12.8
Glucose Pre Sample 5.8 ± 0.3 6.1 ± 0.4 6.6 ± 0.5 6.2 ± 0.3
(mmol/L) Post Sample 5.8 ± 0.3 6.1 ± 0.5 6.4 ± 0.46 6.5 ± 0.5
  1. Mean values for age and BMI of young (18–30 yrs) and older (≥ 50 yrs) subjects, together with serum glucose and plasma lipid profiles of pre and post samples for each study group. Values are mean ± SEM.