TABLE 1

Characteristics of the study sample of 55 women

VariableMean ± SD (range)
Age (years)47.3 ± 4.9 (39.6–61.7)
Weight (kg)71 ± 16 (49–111)
BMI (kg/m2)27.1 ± 5.2 (17.2–41.3)
SBP (mmHg)127 ± 12 (100–159)
DBP (mmHg)75 ± 0 (49–92)
Total body fat mass (kg)25.2 ± 9.6 (10.0–50.8)
Fat-free mass (kg)43.1 ± 6.8 (32.5–63.0)
Percent fat34.7 ± 6.3 (19.6–47.5)
Abdominal adipose tissue areas (cm2)
    Total422 ± 184 (128–991)
    Visceral96 ± 46 (34–233)
    Subcutaneous326 ± 145 (94–759)
Lipid profile (mmol/l)*
    Cholesterol4.83 ± 0.65 (3.43–6.12)
    LDL cholesterol2.75 ± 0.60 (1.31–3.96)
    HDL cholesterol1.49 ± 0.38 (0.81–2.69)
    Triglycerides1.29 ± 0.64 (0.51–2.99)
    Cholesterol/HDL cholesterol3.42 ± 0.86 (1.64–5.42)
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    * n = 50 women for variables of the lipid profile. DBP, diastolic blood pressure; SBP, systolic blood pressure.