Table 2: Characteristics of the study population, consisting of overweight middle-aged men in the upper tertile of omega-3 index (HOI) compared to those in the two lower tertiles (LOI). Data are means ± standard deviations

From: Higher omega-3 index is associated with increased insulin sensitivity and more favourable metabolic profile in middle-aged overweight men

 LOIHOIp-value
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Age (years)46.0 ± 5.047.4 ± 5.30.38
BMI (kg/m2)27.8 ± 1.726.7 ± 1.70.041
Socioeconomic status (NZDep2006)4.0 ± 2.53.9 ± 2.00.88
Physical activity levels (IPAQ)4322 ± 40584442 ± 40380.75
Total energy intake (kJ/day)9150 ± 304310063 ± 22020.29
Saturated fat intake (g/day)30.4 ± 13.731.1 ± 8.60.86