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Table 6 Blood Pressure, Fasting Glucose.

From: Phellodendron and Citrusextracts benefit cardiovascular health in osteoarthritis patients: a double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study

Group Time 0 4 weeks 8 weeks %Δ0–4 wks %Δ0–8 wks
OP      
Systolic BP 130.8 1.31 ± 12.07 2.15 ± 8.66 1.0 1.6
Diastolic BP 81.8 -3.46 ± 7.47 -2.31 ± 8.62 -4.2 -2.8
Glucose 113.8 0.14 ± 7.77 -9.64 ± 8.99 0.2 -10.7
OT      
Systolic BP 135.1 -4.43 ± 8.66 -8.07 ± 11.13 -3.3* -6.0*
Diastolic BP 82.7 -6.86 ± 6.98 -10.85 ± 9.00 -8.3* -13.1*
Glucose 73.4 -8.58 ± 11.28 -17.67 ± 11.69 -9.5* -19.6*
NP      
Systolic BP 127.0 -5.66 ± 9.56 -6.66 ± 8.08 -4.5 -5.3*
Diastolic BP 84.7 -7.55 ± 2.07 -10.50 ± 5.40 -8.85* -12.39*
Glucose 57.6 -0.18 ± 5.6 -0.02 ± 3.98 -0.3 -0.0
NT      
Systolic BP 126.6 2.90 ± 12.60 -2.30 ± 9.21 2.3 -1.8
Diastolic BP 81.2 -7.36 ± 9.34 -9.45 ± 9.96 -9.1* -11.6*
Glucose 56.9 -0.62 ± 5.83 -3.27 ± 7.59 -0.9 -4.8
  1. *Significant P values < 0.05.
  2. OP = overweight placebo, OT = overweight treatment, NP = normal weight placebo and NT = normal weight treatment.
  3. Values at the start of the study (Time 0) listed in the first column are means of data from individuals. Mean changes after 4 weeks and 8 weeks are listed in the second and third columns as ± Standard Deviation. A negative value indicated a decrease in value and a positive number represents an increase in value. %Δ values are percent mean change in value between time 0 and either 4 or 8 weeks. Values* are significant P-value comparisons (< 0.05) between initial values at Time 0 and either 4 weeks or 8 weeks. The unit of measurement for blood pressure is mmHg and for glucose is mg/dl.