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Table 2 Cardiovascular risk factors of subjects

From: Effect of a weight loss intervention on anthropometric measures and metabolic risk factors in pre- versus postmenopausal women

  Premenopausal women (n = 22) Postmenopausal women (n = 50)
Variable Baseline
Mean± SD
48 weeks
Mean ± SD
Baseline
Mean ± SD
48 weeks
Mean ± SD
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 223 ± 39 201 ± 37 234 ± 40 225 ± 36b#
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 115 ± 44a 101 ± 41a 163 ± 101a 134 ± 74
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 66.4 ± 13,7a 69.6 ± 15.3 60.7 ± 14.9a 63.9 ± 13.2#
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 124.0 ± 21.1 102.6 ± 24.8 131.2 ± 29.1 124.8 ± 27.0b#
Systolic BP (mmHg) 134 ± 12a 130 ± 15 146 ± 18a 135 ± 14§
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 86 ± 8 84 ± 7 89 ± 8 84 ± 8§
Glucose (mg/dl) 92 ± 14a 88 ± 11a 97 ± 12a 94 ± 11a#
Insulin (μU/ml) 9.7 ± 5.8 9.7 ± 9.8 9.6 ± 7.9 7.5 ± 7.0#
Cortisol (μg/dl) 17.7 ± 7.7a 15.4 ± 4.1a 22.1 ± 9.0a 18.0 ± 6.2
Leptin (ng/ml) 47.6 ± 15.5a 38.3 ± 15.9§ 63.6 ± 27.0a 45.9 ± 22.4§
  1. a = p < .05 between groups b = p < .01 between groups.
  2. # = p < .05 within groups § = p < .01 within groups