Table 1: Anthropometric and biochemical variables baselines of subjects.

CharacteristicMen ( )Women ( )Reference

Weight (Kg)87 ± 13.859.5 ± 6.6
BMI (Kg/m2)26.9 ± 3.923.4 ± 1.618.5–24.9
Plasma selenium ( g·L−1)42.4 ± 16.636.6 ± 12.353 ± 20.7–161 ± 19
Leucocytes (103/mm3) 7.2 ± 1.47.4 ± 1.73.6–11
Hematocrit (%)44.4 ± 1.638.8 ± 2.8§: 39–53
∣: 36–48
Hemoglobin (g/dL)14.8 ± 0.612.8 ± 1§: 12.8–17.8
∣: 11.6–15.6
Fasting glucose (mg/dL)82.4 ± 7.882.9 ± 7.470–99
Albumin (g/dL)4.7 ± 0.44.8 ± 0.43.5–5.5
Total protein (g/dL)6.5 ± 0.66.9 ± 0.36–8
Cholesterol total (mg/dL)145 ± 4.8143 ± 6.7<200
HDL-c (mg/dL)47.6 ± 2.347.8 ± 2.5≥35
LDL-c (mg/dL)87.7 ± 9.884.5 ± 6.5<130
Triglycerides (mg/dL)60.5 ± 16.953.3 ± 16<150

Results are expressed as mean ± S.D. §: masculine; ∣: females.