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Table 2 Baseline descriptive characteristics of each dietary group of postmenopausal women

From: Vegan diet and blood lipid profiles: a cross-sectional study of pre and postmenopausal women

Variable Vegans(n = 63) Ovo-lacto vegetarians(n = 51) Omnivores(n = 1,040) P-value
Age (yrs) 62.1 ± 10.0 62.8 ± 9.7 62.2 ± 10.5 0.910
WC (cm) 80.1 ± 8.5 81.2 ± 9.6 81.8 ± 9.9 0.383
HC (cm) 95.7 ± 7.2 98.8 ± 8.5 97.8 ± 8.7 0.113
WHR 0.84 ± 0.07 0.82 ± 0.05 0.84 ± 0.07 0.294
SBP (mmHg) 126.6 ± 18.8 126.3 ± 16.1 127.2 ± 20.3 0.936
DBP (mmHg) 77.0 ± 9.9 76.3 ± 10.3 77.8 ± 10.6 0.508
FPG (mg/dL) 99.6 ± 30.6 108.6 ± 40.1 103.9 ± 37.0 0.451
UA (mg/dL) 5.8 ± 1.5 6.0 ± 1.7 6.0 ± 1.7 0.676
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.8 ± 0.2 0.8 ± 0.1 0.9 ± 0.6 0.286
HDL-C (mg/dL) 56.5 ± 11.6 55.4 ± 14.8 61.0 ± 16.1c 0.007*
LDL-C (mg/dL) 121.4 ± 28.9 128.9 ± 37.5 129.3 ± 27.4 0.107
APO-A1 (mg/dL) 155.7 ± 21.1 151.3 ± 18.8 157.4 ± 27.4 0.293
APO-B (mg/dL) 94.4 ± 26.2 97.7 ± 32.1 101.2 ± 25.1 0.096
TG (mg/dL) 140.8 ± 65.2 162.2 ± 103.6 141.1 ± 84.5 0.245
TC (mg/dL) 191.3 ± 35.4 198.9 ± 51.5 204.8 ± 38.3a 0.023*
TC/HDL-C 3.50 ± 0.89 3.74 ± 1.00 3.54 ± 1.03 0.417
LDL-C/HDL-C 2.23 ± 0.67 2.43 ± 0.73 2.26 ± 0.77 0.326
TG/HDL-C 2.78 ± 2.03 3.41 ± 3.05 2.68 ± 2.47 0.140
  1. APO-A1:Apolipoprotein A1; APO- B: Apolipoprotein B; DBP: Diastolic blood pressure; FPG: Fasting plasma glucose; HC: Hip Circumference; HDL-C:High density lipoprotein-cholesterol; LDL-C:Low density lipoprotein-cholesterol; SBP: Systolic blood pressure; TC: Total cholesterol; TG: Triglycerides; WC: Waist Circumference; WHR: Waist to hip ratio; UA: Uric acid.
  2. Values are presented as mean ± S.D.
  3. *Significant difference for diet type, P < 0.05 (ANOVA test).
  4. aSignificantly different from Vegans and Omnivores.
  5. Significantly different from Vegans and Ovo-lacto Vegetarians.
  6. cSignificantly different from Ovo-lacto Vegetarians and Omnivores.