Table 2: Neopterin, body fat, HDL cholesterol, resistin, oxLDL, and C-reactive protein concentrations (mean ± S.D.) before and after 12 months of intervention therapy.

Start of interventionEnd of intervention (12 months)

31 (male 13, female 18)31
Neopterin (nmol/L)4.4 ± 0.385.0 ± 1.7*
Body fat (%)36.8 ± 7.029.5 ± 5.1***
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)42.4 ± 7.647.2 ± 9.3*
Resistin (ng/ml)4.7 ± 1.63.9 ± 0.9*
Oxidized LDL (mg/dl)59.7 ± 10.853.1 ± 16.3*
C-reactive protein (mg/dl)2.8 ± 2.63.2 ± 3.2

* , ** , *** (paired -test).