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Table 2 General characteristics of study participants

From: The effects of Spirulina Platensis on anthropometric indices, appetite, lipid profile and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in obese individuals: a randomized double blinded placebo controlled trial

Variable Spirulina platensis Placebo P†
Gender [n (%)] Male 5 (17.2) 4 (14.8) 0.81
female 24 (82.8) 23 (85.2)
Age (y) 34.75 ± 8.04 33.92 ± 8.57 0.71
Physical activity
Before Low 16 (55.2) 12 (44.4) 0.80
Moderate 12 (41.4) 14 (51.9)
High 1 (3.4) 1 (3.7)
After Low 11 (37.9) 6 (22.2) 0.91
Moderate 17 (58.6) 20 (74.1)
High 1 (3.4) 1 (3.7)
P‡ 0.03 0.12
  1. P values for independent t-test, ‡ P values for paired t-test. The statistically significant values are presented as italic digits