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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of adult obese participants (N = 94)

From: Effects of low carbohydrate diet compared to low fat diet on reversing the metabolic syndrome, using NCEP ATP III criteria: a randomized clinical trial

Characteristics LCD (n = 54) LFD (n = 40)
Male, n (%) 12 52.2% 11 47.8%
Female, n (%) 42 59.2% 29 40.8%
Mean age ± SD (years old) 39.02 9.74 40.17 9.09
Mean height ± SD (cm) 160.56 8.52 160.90 8.79
Mean weight ± SD (kg) 90.06 10.93 89.16 12.28
Mean body mass index ± SD (kg/m2) 34.96 3.64 34.42 3.85
Mean waist circumference ± SD (cm) 106.67 8.58 106.50 10.52
Mean hip circumference ± SD (cm) 113.24 8.22 111.68 10.95
Mean triglycerides ± SD (mg/dl) 127.79 73.77 161.34 119.59
Mean high density lipoproteins cholesterol (mg/dl) 41.47 6.74 42.11 9.06
Mean systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 122.50 15.50 123.38 14.16
Mean diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 80.00 9.76 82.25 13.35
Mean fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 0.15 0.36 0.20 0.41