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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants at baseline

From: A dietary cholesterol challenge study to assess Chlorella supplementation in maintaining healthy lipid levels in adults: a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study

  Placebo group (n = 17) Chlorella group (n = 17) P-value
Age, y 23.7 ± 0.8 23.2 ± 0.6 0.639
Female/Male, n 15/2 15/2 1.000
BMI, kg/m2 19.7 ± 0.5 20.7 ± 0.4 0.130
SBP, mmHg 106.4 ± 2.4 104.4 ± 2.3 0.557
DBP, mmHg 63.8 ± 1.9 64.6 ± 1.7 0.737
Fasting serum levels, mmol/L
 TC 4.24 ± 0.16 4.38 ± 0.12 0.495
 TG 0.76 ± 0.07 0.83 ± 0.08 0.678
 LDL-C 2.28 ± 0.11 2.49 ± 0.11 0.186
 HDL-C 1.58 ± 0.08 1.55 ± 0.06 0.737
  1. Values are the means ± SEMs (all such values). P-values are for Student’s t-test or Fisher’s exact test used to compare the between-group differences. BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, TC total cholesterol, TG triglycerides, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol