Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study participants

From: Vinegar reduces postprandial hyperglycaemia in patients with type II diabetes when added to a high, but not to a low, glycaemic index meal

  Group A   Group B P
Gender (males/females) 3/5    4/4   0.31
Age (years) 57.4 (8.0)    61.4 (8.4)   0.37
BMI (kg/m2) 29.8 (1.9)    30.1 (3.3)   0.84
Waist circumference (cm) 103 (7)    107 (9)   0.82
Duration of diabetes (years) 3.6 (4.0)    4.8 (3.5)   0.33
Metformin therapy (yes/no) 3/5    3/5   1.0
HbA1c (%) 6.3 (1.0)    6.0 (0.5)   0.56
  Day 1 Day 2 P Day 1 Day 2  
Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l) 7.6 (0.8) 7.4 (0.6) 0.33 7.1 (0.5) 7.1 (0.4) 0.95
Fasting plasma insulin (μU/ml) 20.1 (6.1) 18.6 (5.2) 0.29 17.0 (6.6) 16.8 (8.7) 0.88
  1. Abbreviation: BMI, body mass index.
  2. Continuous variables are presented as mean value (s.d.).