Table 1 Comparison of baseline physical characteristics between subjects who completed the study and those who dropped out of the study

From: Long-term effects of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet on weight control and cardiovascular risk markers in obese hyperinsulinemic subjects

  Completed study Dropped out of study
Characteristic SP (N=22) HP (N=21) SP (N=7) HP (N=8)
Age 51.5±1.6 52.0±2.6 45.3±5.3 46.3±3.8
Sex (no. of subjects)     
 Male 7 5 0 1
 Female 15 16 7 7
Weight (kg) 94.0±3.2 94.0±3.4 93.1±5.4 91.7±2.9
BMI 33.6±0.8 34.6±0.9 34.4±1.8 33.0±1.2
Fasting insulin (mU/l) 14.5±1.0 17.5±1.5 14.8±2.7 18.1±2.4
Fasting glucose (mmol/l) 5.4±0.2 5.3±0.1 5.3±0.3 5.4±0.2