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Table 2 Levels of serum lipids, blood pressure and body measurements.

From: Effects of Greek orthodox christian church fasting on serum lipids and obesity

   PRE-a END-a PRE-a END-a PRE-a END-a
   CHRISTMAS EASTER AUGUST
GLUCOSE (mmol/L) Fb 4.97 ± 1.24 (59) 4.97 ± 1.39 (56) 4.65 ± 0.88 (49) 4.85 ± 1.13 (52) 5.16 ± 1.15 (47) 4.91 ± 1.11 (48)
  Cb 4.75 ± 0.73 (60) 5.00 ± 1.25 (52) 4.76 ± 1.00 (54) 4.48 ± 0.68 (50) 4.62 ± 0.69 (41) 4.73 ± 0.87 (43)
TCHOL (mmol/L) F 5.90 ± 1.20 (59) 5.45 ± 1.13 (56) 5.63 ± 1.15 (49) 5.05 ± 1.15 (52) 5.51 ± 1.17 (47) 5.12 ± 1.18 (48)
  C 5.25 ± 1.02 (60) 5.24 ± 1.12 (52) 5.25 ± 1.09 (54) 5.08 ± 1.04 (50) 5.16 ± 1.02 (41) 5.48 ± 1.28 (43)
HDL (mmol/L) F 1.22 ± 0.35 (59) 1.19 ± 0.27 (56) 1.17 ± 0.33 (49) 1.05 ± 0.29 (52) 1.23 ± 0.60 (47) 1.09 ± 0.28 (48)
  C 1.18 ± 0.28 (60) 1.21 ± 0.28 (52) 1.36 ± 0.78 (54) 1.19 ± 0.29 (50) 1.20 ± 0.28 (41) 1.20 ± 0.33 (43)
TRIGL (mmol/L) F 1.48 ± 0.95 (59) 1.39 ± 0.81 (56) 1.38 ± 0.72 (48) 1.43 ± 0.92 (52) 1.31 ± 0.82 (47) 1.36 ± 0.90 (48)
  C 1.01 ± 0.42 (60) 1.02 ± 0.50 (52) 1.04 ± 0.42    
LDL (mmol/L) F 4.00 ± 1.06 (59) 3.62 ± 1.00 (56) 3.80 ± 0.99 (48) 3.33 ± 0.97 (51) 3.75 ± 1.03 (47) 3.41 ± 1.05 (48)
  C 3.61 ± 0.91 (60) 3.56 ± 1.01 (52) 3.58 ± 0.99 (54) 3.37 ± 0.95 (50) 3.47 ± 0.94 (40) 3.77 ± 1.13 (43)
TC_HDL F 5.21 ± 1.80 (59) 4.81 ± 1.48 (56) 5.10 ± 1.49 (49) 5.14 ± 1.71 (52) 5.04 ± 1.73 (47) 4.97 ± 1.54 (48)
  C 4.70 ± 1.44 (60) 4.58 ± 1.50 (52) 4.37 ± 1.52 (54) 4.48 ± 1.35 (50) 4.52 ± 1.37 (41) 4.79 ± 1.42 (43)
WEIGHT (kg) F 78.4 ± 16.4 (60) 77.0 ± 16.0 (57) 77.6 ± 16.0 (51) 76.0 ± 15.5 (52) 76.4 ± 16.1 (47) 75.4 ± 15.7 (49)
  C 72.3 ± 15.8 (60) 74.1 ± 16.4 (52) 73.1 ± 16.2 (54) 72.7 ± 16.5 (50) 74.1 ± 17.0 (41) 74.7 ± 16.6 (43)
BMI (kg/m 2 ) F 28.6 ± 5.1 (59) 28.3 ± 5.1 (57) 28.2 ± 4.7 (51) 27.7 ± 4.8 (52) 27.7 ± 4.9 (47) 27.5 ± 4.7 (49)
  C 25.8 ± 4.3 (60) 26.3 ± 4.5 (52) 25.9 ± 4.2 (54) 25.7 ± 4.4 (50) 26.1 ± 4.6 (41) 26.5 ± 4.8 (43)
SYST (mm Hg) F 129 ± 18 (59) 128 ± 19 (57) 130 ± 21 (51) 129 ± 20 (52) 121 ± 16 (47) 117 ± 16 (49)
  C 117 ± 14 (60) 109 ± 12 (52) 109 ± 13 (53) 106 ± 13 (50) 106 ± 15 (41) 107 ± 12 (43)
DIAST (mm Hg) F 79 ± 8 (59) 79 ± 13 (57) 79 ± 13 (51) 81 ± 13 (52) 77 ± 12 (47) 73 ± 10 (49)
  C 74 ± 11 (60) 69 ± 9 (52) 67 ± 10 (53) 67 ± 9 (50) 66 ± 11 (41) 66 ± 10 (43)
  1. a. The values are presented as Mean ± SD (n) b. F = Fasters, C = Controls