Table 1.

Clinical and biochemical values [mean (SD)] for study participants.

VariableControl groupBlood donorsP
Group 1Group 2
No. in group (total n = 87)66138
Age, years51.5 (11.4)52.5 (10)56 (13.5)NS1
Smokers, n311NS
BMI, kg/m227.4 (3.6)27.5 (2.3)27 (2.6)NS
WHR0.93 (0.07)0.92 (0.04)0.94 (0.05)NS
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg128.2 (14.2)121.1 (12.1)121.5 (15.3)NS
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg80 (9.3)81.9 (9.6)76.1 (9.1)NS
Cholesterol, mg/L2125 (380)2063 (430)2245 (314)NS
Triglycerides, mg/L1009 (480)1037 (520)793 (234)NS
Fasting glucose, mg/L960 (100)943 (53)1000 (95)NS
Fasting insulin, mIU/L9.8 (5.2)9.5 (3.9)7.4 (3)NS
Blood hemoglobin, mg/L144 (10)146 (12)144 (9)NS
Blood hematocrit, %42 (3.8)43 (3.3)42.7 (2.7)NS
Serum ferritin, μg/L162 (100)110 (62)286.9 (95)20.017
  • 1 NS, not significant.

  • 2 Compared with the control group.