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Table 1 Characteristics of the subjects (Mean values with their standard errors, 15 males)

From: Flaxseed oil intake reduces serum small dense low-density lipoprotein concentrations in Japanese men: a randomized, double blind, crossover study

   All (n = 15) TG < 100 mg/dl (n = 5) TG > 100 mg/dl (n = 10)
Age (year) 44.5 ± 3.1 40.2 ± 5.3 46.7 ± 3.9
Body weight (kg) 71.2 ± 2.3 68.3 ± 4.1 72.7 ± 2.8
BMI (kg/m2) 25.1 ± 0.5 24.8 ± 0.8 25.2 ± 0.6
Abdominal circumference (cm) 88.0 ± 1.6 85.0 ± 2.6 89.5 ± 1.9
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 135.4 ± 3.8 128.2 ± 4.6 139.0 ± 4.9
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 77.8 ± 2.9 70.8 ± 3.3 81.3 ± 3.7
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 212.6 ± 6.2 220.8 ± 10.9 208.5 ± 7.6
LDL- cholesterol (mg/dl) 132.7 ± 6.1 146.0 ± 9.5 126.1 ± 7.2
HDL- cholesterol (mg/dl) 55.2 ± 2.5 57.6 ± 2.9 54.0 ± 3.5
non HDL- cholesterol (mg/dl) 157.4 ± 6.8 163.2 ± 11.9 154.5 ± 8.7
Small dense LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 41.1 ± 5.2 30.6 ± 9.5 46.3 ± 5.8
Triglyceride (mg/dl) 124.5 ± 11.8 79.8 ± 3.7 146.8 ± 12.5*
n-6/n-3 ratio   5.4 ± 0.6 5.6 ± 1.0 5.3 ± 0.7
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dl) 104.1 ± 2.5 106.8 ± 3.7 102.7 ± 3.3
HbA1c (NGSP) (%) 5.4 ± 0.1 5.5 ± 0.1 5.4 ± 0.1
Fasting serum insulin (μU/ml) 7.9 ± 1.2 6.9 ± 2.1 8.4 ± 1.4
Aspartate aminotransferase (U/l) 21.3 ± 1.3 20.8 ± 1.9 21.5 ± 1.8
Alanine aminotransferase (U/l) 24.7 ± 2.3 24.0 ± 3.0 25.1 ± 3.1
γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (U/l) 41.7 ± 7.2 38.0 ± 8.0 43.6 ± 10.3
Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.8 ± 0.03 0.8 ± 0.04 0.8 ± 0.04
Urea nitrogen (mg/dl) 12.4 ± 0.4 11.7 ± 1.1 12.8 ± 0.4
  1. Values are mean ± SE.
  2. *Mean value was significantly different from that for TG < 100 mg/dl; p <0.05, Mann–Whitney U test.