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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of Mediterranean and low-fat diet groups (N = 41)

From: Adherence to Mediterranean and low-fat diets among heart and lung transplant recipients: a randomized feasibility study

  Mediterranean (n = 21) Low-fat (n = 20)
Age (year)[median (range)] 58 (33–65) 59 (27–65)
Male [n (%)] 15 (71) 14 (70)
Weight (kg ± SD) 87 ± 15 82 ± 16
BMI (kg/m2 ± SD) 29 ± 4 29 ± 5
Waist circumference (cm ± SD) 102 ± 12 100 ± 13
Systolic BP (mm Hg ± SD) 138 ± 13 141 ± 14
Diastolic BP (mm Hg ± SD) 86 ± 11 88 ± 8
Heart rate (bpm ± SD) 80 ± 13 79 ± 11
Immunosuppressive medication [n (%)]
 Cyclosporine 14 (67) 17 (85)
 Tacrolimus 7 (33) 3 (15)
 Everolimus 1 (5) 0 (0)
 Mycophenolate 13 (62) 12 (60)
 Azathioprine 5 (24) 5 (25)
 Prednisolone 21 (100) 20 (100)
Other medication [n (%)]
 Antihypertensive agents 17 (81) 15 (75)
 Cholesterol lowering medication 17 (81) 16 (80)
Organ transplantation [n (%)]
 Heart 10 (48) 10 (50)
 Lung 11 (52) 10 (50)