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Table 3 Main effects of the intervention of diet programs on MetS components between time points (baseline, after 3 months and after 6 months)

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

Anthropometric measures Mean ± SD 95% Confidence Interval for Mean
WC Baseline 0.97 ± 0.14 (0.94, 1.00)
After 3 months 0.97 ± 0.14 (0.94, 1.00)
After 6 months 0.93 ± 0.24 (0.88, 0.98)
TG Baseline 0.31 ± 0.46 (0.22, 0.41)
After 3 months 0.14 ± 0.35 (0.07, 0.22)
After 6 months 0.07 ± 0.26 (0.02, 0.12)
HDL Baseline 0.78 ± 0.41 (0.70, 0.87)
After 3 months 0.39 ± 0.49 (0.29, 0.49)
After 6 months 0.27 ± 0.44 (0.18, 0.36)
SBP Baseline 0.19 ± 0.39 (0.11, 0.27)
After 3 months 0.10 ± 0.30 (0.04, 0.17)
After 6 months 0.15 ± 0.36 (0.08, 0.23)
DBP Baseline 0.24 ± 0.43 (0.15, 0.33)
After 3 months 0.12 ± 0.33 (0.05, 0.19)
After 6 months 0.03 ± 0.17 (−0.04, 0.06)
FGl Baseline 0.21 ± 0.41 (0.12, 0.29)
After 3 months 0.19 ± 0.39 (0.11, 0.27)
After 6 months 0.10 ± 0.30 (0.04, 0.17)
  1. Abbreviations: WC, waist circumference; TG, total glycerides; HDL, high density lipoprotein; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; FGl, fasting glucose