Table 1: Baseline clinical characteristics and laboratory findings of the patients.

Baseline After 4 weeks

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Age (years)55.0 ± 9.055.0 ± 9.0
Sex (Male : Female)15 : 1015 : 10
Body weight (kg)55.0 ± 9.655.1 ± 9.3
BMI (kg/m2)22.1 ± 3.622.2 ± 3.5
Waist (cm)86.6 ± 8.986.6 ± 9.1
Hip (cm)96.9 ± 6.6 96.4 ± 6.8
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)120.8 ± 7.6120.4 ± 9.5
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)78.6 ± 4.977.8 ± 5.4
Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) (mmol/L)11.4 ± 1.39.3 ± 1.3*
Fasting plasma insulin (pmol/L)99.0 ± 33.0126.0 ± 55.8**
30-minute plasma insulin (pmol/L)190.8 ± 113.4267.6 ± 136.8**
120-minute plasma insulin (pmol/L)303.0 ± 244.2457.2 ± 233.4**
HbA1C (%)9.9 ± 1.08.9 ± 0.7*
C-peptide (ng/mL)0.8 ± 0.61.6 ± 0.8*
30-minute C-peptide (ng/mL)1.4 ± 1.22.6 ± 1.3*
Cholesterol (mmol/L)5.1 ± 1.24.5 ± 0.9**
Triglyceride (mmol/L)3.0 ± 2.22.2 ± 1.3**
HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L)1.2 ± 0.21.2 ± 0.3
LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L)2.9 ± 0.82.5 ± 0.8**

Results are means ± SD, * , ** .