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Table 2 Study participant demographic characteristics

From: Postprandial glucose-lowering effects of fermented red ginseng in subjects with impaired fasting glucose or type 2 diabetes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

  Placebo group (n = 21) FRG group (n = 21) p- value1)
Sex (M/F) 15/6 13/8 0.5132)
Age (years) 53.5 ± 1.9 53.2 ± 1.8 0.914
Height (cm) 165.0 ± 1.8 166.6 ± 1.4 0.477
Weight (kg) 67.5 ± 2.4 68.9 ± 1.8 0.646
Waist (cm) 91.1 ± 1.7 93.0 ± 1.3 0.406
BMI (kg/m2) 24.9 ± 0.8 24.9 ± 0.7 1.000
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l) 6.4 ± 0.6 6.5 ± 0.5 0.737
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 4.8 ± 0.1 5.2 ± 0.2 0.121
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 2.9 ± 0.1 3.1 ± 0.1 0.414
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.2 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.1 0.170
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.7 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.1 0.928
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SEM. 1)Analyzed by independent t-tests and the p-value represents the comparison to the placebo group. 2)Analyzed by Chi-square tests. BMI: body mass index.