Table 3. Biochemical variables in experimental and control group. Values are means ± SD.
Variables Experimental (n = 86) Control (n = 82)
Pre Post Percent change Pre Post Percent change
Glucose (mmol/L) 5.96 ± 1.76 5.64 ± 1.68* -5 6.30 ± 2.24 6.44 ± 2.28* 2
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 6.01 ± 1.29 5.56 ± 1.22* -7 6.09 ± 1.42 6.07 ± 1.27 1
HDL (mmol/L) 1.31 ± 0.34 1.37 ± 0.38* 4 1.50 ± 0.37 1.47 ± 0.40 -2
LDL (mmol/L) 3.90 ± 1.22 3.52 ± 1.04* -10 3.84 ± 1.22 3.84 ± 1.15 0
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 1.66 ± 0.74 1.65 ± 0.66 -1 1.68 ± 0.62 1.71 ± 0.65 1
Significant baseline differences between groups for Glucose and HDL were established (p < 0.05). HDL – high-density lipoprotein; LDL – low-density lipoprotein.
* Indicates significant difference pre- versus post at p < 0.05;
† significant difference experimental vs. control at p < 0.05.