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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study groups

From: Effects of n-3 fatty acids and exercise on oxidative stress parameters in type 2 diabetic: a randomized clinical trial

  n-3 PUFA (n = 15) Placebo (n = 15)
N 15 15
Sex (male/female) 8/7 4/11
Age (years) 50.47 ± 6.06 50.67 ± 6.70
Diabetes Duration (years) 6 (2–15) 8 (1–25)
Drug Treatment (n)
 Diet only 3 3
 Oral hypoglicemic agents   
  Metformin 8 4
  Sulfonylureas 3 0
  Combined 1 8
Antihypertensive (n)
 Yes/No 5/10 8/7
Weight (kg) 77.27 ± 11.65 72.49 ± 7.66
Height (m) 1.65 ± 0.08 1.59 ± 0.09
Body Mass Index (kg.m− 2) 28.22 ± 2.95 28.81 ± 4.10
Body fat (%) 32.93 ± 8.88 33.79 ± 10.07
Waist-to-hip ratio
 Men 0.97 ± 0.05a 0.88 ± 0.05
 Women 0.83 ± 0.08 0.87 ± 0.05
VO2peak (ml/kg/.min) 22.87 ± 5.42 22.10 ± 6.87
Maximal heart rate (bpm) 151.13 ± 20.29 153.87 ± 19.98
  1. ap = 0.03 with Student’s t-test