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Table 1 Baseline characteristics according to randomization group

From: Cardiac natriuretic peptides in plasma increase after dietary induced weight loss in obesity

  Diet intervention (n = 28) Controls (n = 24) P value
Age (yr) 59.5 ± 11.2 65.7 ± 9.6 0.038
Female/male (%) 93/7 88/12 0.51
Body Composition    
Body mass index (kg/m2) 37.1 ± 6.1 35.8 ± 5.1 0.41
Total body weight (kg) 97.5 ± 15.4 96.1 ± 16.3 0.75
Lean body mass (kg) 42.4 ± 8.7 43.4 ± 10.0 0.63
Fat mass (kg) 50.4 ± 12.6 48.3 ± 11.2 0.53
Fat (%) 51.5 ± 7.7 50.3 ± 7.3 0.59
Metabolism    
Cholesterol (mmol/l) 6.0 ± 1.1 5.8 ± 0.9 0.40
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 3.7 ± 1.0 3.7 ± 0.8 0.94
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.6 ± 0.4 1.5 ± 0.4 0.68
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.7 ± 1.3 1.2 ± 0.6 0.10
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l) 5.8 ± 0.7 5.9 ± 0.7 0.68
s-creatinine (μmol/l) 63 ± 12 65 ± 17 0.39
eGFR (ml/min) 94 ± 17 90 ± 21 0.42
Biomarkers    
NT-proBNP (pg/ml) 56 ± 30 41 ± 34 0.12
MR-proANP (pmol/l) 59 ± 21 77 ± 35 0.029
MR-proADM (pmol/l) 544 ± 152 604 ± 150 0.16
hs-CRP (mg/l) 5.5 ± 4.3 5.5 ± 4.2 0.99
  1. Values are mean ± SD.