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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of Subjects

From: Effects of a Water-Soluble Cinnamon Extract on Body Composition and Features of the Metabolic Syndrome in Pre-Diabetic Men and Women

  Placebo (n = 10) Cinnulin (n = 12) P-value
General    
   Sex (M/F) 3/7 8/4 0.15
   Age (y) 45.6 ± 11.1 46.3 ± 8.8 0.88
   Weight (kg) 89.3 ± 30.6 93.1 ± 18.1 0.72
   BMI (kg/m2) 34.4 ± 12.6 32.3 ± 5.7 0.61
   Body Fat (%) 43.8 ± 8.0 37.9 ± 9.2 0.13
   Lean Mass (kg) 43.9 ± 11.1 53.7 ± 11.8 0.06
Metabolic    
   Systolic Blood Pressure (mm Hg) 133 ± 22 133 ± 14 0.94
   Diastolic Blood Pressure (mm Hg) 83 ± 14 83 ± 6 0.94
   Glucose (mg/dL) 112 ± 10 116 ± 13 0.40
   Total Cholesterol (mg/dL) 192 ± 49 185 ± 44 0.72
   LDL Cholesterol (mg/dL) 105 ± 52 107 ± 36 0.90
   VLDL Cholesterol (mg/dL) 33 ± 21 25 ± 9 0.28
   HDL Cholesterol (mg/dL) 55 ± 14 50 ± 13 0.36
   Triacylglycerol (mg/dL) 165 ± 107 166 ± 142 0.99
Dietary    
   Kcals/day 1706 ± 427 1741 ± 551 0.87
   % Carbohydrate 46 ± 13 43 ± 12 0.59
   % Fat 33 ± 9 33 ± 10 0.98
   % Protein 20 ± 11 23 ± 7 0.38
   Fiber (grams/d) 14 ± 7 16 ± 8 0.42
  1. Data are expressed as group means ± SD. P-values were calculated from independent t-tests for all variables except sex (where a chi-square test was used). No significant differences were noted between groups, although there was a trend for greater lean mass in the Cinnulin group (P < 0.06). To convert glucose from mg/dL into mmol/L multiply by 0.0555; to convert cholesterol (total, LDL-C, VLDL-C and HDL-C) from mg/dL into mmol/L multiply by 0.0259; to convert triacylglycerol from mg/dL into mmol/L multiply by 0.0113.