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Research Article

The Efficacy of Acupuncture on Anthropometric Measures and the Biochemical Markers for Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the randomly assigned participants.

VariableAcupuncture ()Sham acupuncture () value

Age, mean (SD), y37.18 (9.36)38.5 (13.22)0.482
Male , (%)7 (41.18%)5 (31.25%)0.723
BMI, mean (SD), (kg/m2)30.77 (3.83)30.89 (5.15)0.651
WC, mean (SD), (cm)99.21 (9.62)99.44 (11.3)0.718
FBG, mean (SD), (mmol/dL)5.76 (1.75)7.22 (3.06)0.538
HbA1c, mean (SD), (%)5.59 (0.54)6.35 (1.53)0.069
TG, mean (SD), (mg/dL)2.19 (2.37)1.86 (0.89)0.319
TC, mean (SD), (mg/dL)5.08 (1.07)5.23 (1.09)0.719
HDL, mean (SD), (mg/dL)1.26 (0.3)1.33 (0.26)0.482
LDL, mean (SD), (mg/dL)2.97 (0.84)3.1 (0.75)0.853
UA, mean (SD), (mmol/dL)375.7 (128.53)334.27 (76.84)0.443
SBP, mean (SD), (mmHg)144 (8.72)143.55 (10.61)0.746
DBP, mean (SD), (mmHg)93.1 (7.45)92.64 (9.01)0.932

BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference; FBG: fasting blood glucose; HbA1c: glycosylated hemoglobin; TG: triglyceride; TC: total cholesterol; HDL: high density lipoprotein; LDL: low density lipoprotein; UA: uric acid; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure.

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