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Table 1 General characteristics in the intervention and control groups

From: The effects of flaxseed supplementation on metabolic status in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized open-labeled controlled clinical trial

CharacteristicsTotal (n = 41)Flaxseed group (n = 21)Control group (n = 20)P-value*
Age (years)26.68 ± 6.1127.21 ± 5.8926.13 ± 6.430.708
Weight (kg)75.31 ± 15.9273.90 ± 15.2076.80 ± 16.860.547
WC (cm)90.16 ± 12.4988.71 ± 10.9991.68 ± 13.990.433
BMI (kg/m2)28.65 ± 5.6428.38 ± 5.1528.94 ± 5.630.966
METs (min/week) at study baseline2543.53 ± 256.392540.47 ± 286.522546.75 ± 227.930.938
METs (min/week) at end2551/21 ± 279/782568/80 ± 261/462534 ± 207/910.639
  1. The data have been presented as mean ± SD
  2. P-value: between-group comparison; independent sample t-test
  3. *reflect significancy, WC waist circumference, BMI body mass index, METs metabolic equivalents