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Table 1 Baseline Demographic and Clinical Data

From: Concentrated oat β-glucan, a fermentable fiber, lowers serum cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic adults in a randomized controlled trial

  Treatment Placebo P value
n (female/male) 35 (22/13) 40 (28/12) 0.513
Age (yr) 44.5 ± 2.2 45.3 ± 2.0 0.796
Blood pressure (systolic/diastolic, mmHg) 121/69 ± 2.2/1.4 121.6/67.1 ± 1.9/1.5 0.868/0.760
Weight (kg) 81.8 ± 2.8 79.6 ± 2.9 0.598
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L) 6.2 ± 0.1 6.2 ± 0.1 0.976
Triglyceride (mmol/L)* 1.9 ± 0.1 1.9 ± 0.2 0.989
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 1.4 ± 0.06 1.3 ± 0.05 0.806
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L)** 4.1 ± 0.1 4.2 ± 0.1 0.651
Cholesterol/HDL ratio 4.8 ± 0.2 4.8 ± 0.2 0.981
C-Reactive protein (mg/dL) 0.35 ± 0.08 0.38 ± .06 0.817
Homocysteine (μmol/L) 8.0 ± 0.3 7.9 ± 0.3 0.861
Insulin (pmol/L) 56.2 ± 4.2 68.1 ± 9.0 0.273
Glucose (mmol/L) 5.4 ± 0.3 5.3 ± 0.1 0.840
  1. Data are means ± SEM.
  2. * Excludes one subject in the Placebo group with fasting triglycerides > 400 mg/dL.
  3. ** Excludes two subjects in the Placebo group with fasting triglycerides > 400 mg/dL