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Table 1 Characteristics of the study group

From: Low folate intake and serum levels are associated with higher body mass index and abdominal fat accumulation: a case control study

ParametersMean ± SD (95%CI)
Age [years]27.5 ± 5.5 (27.9; 28.0)
Men/women207/214
Body mass [kg]78.6 ± 18.1 (76.8; 80.3)
FM [%]29.2 ± 10.8 (28.2; 30.2)
Waist circumference [cm]83.9 ± 13.5 (82.6; 85.2)
Hip circumference [cm]102 ± 9 (101; 103)
BMI [kg/m2]26.0 ± 5.3 (25.4; 26.5)
WHR0.84 ± 0.36 (0.80; 0.87)
Total calorie intake [kcal/day]2152 ± 654 (2090; 2215)
DFE intake [μg/day]340 ± 196 (320; 358)
% energy from fat33.4 ± 7.3 (32.7; 34.1)
% energy from protein16.5 ± 3.7 (16.1; 16.9)
% energy from carbohydrates45.9 ± 7.4 (45.2; 46.7)
Serum folate concentration [ng/ml]36.5 ± 12.4 (35.3; 37.6)
Plasma Hcy concentration [μmol/L]10.7 ± 3.31 (10.4; 11.1)
MTHFR frequenciesGenotype: CC, 0.44; CT, 0.44; TT, 0.12
Allele C, 0.88; T, 0.55
DHFR frequenciesGenotype 19 bp (−/−), 0.30; 19 bp (+/−), 0.46; 19 bp (+/+) 0.24
Allele 19 bp (−), 0.76, 19 bp (+), 0.70
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, DFE Dietary folate equivalent, FM Fat mass, WHR Waist-to-hip ratio;